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A downside of some food in the frozen food aisle is frozen meals are often packed with an exorbitant amount of sodium and sugar, even things you wouldn’t readily suspect such as fruits and vegetables.
“Not all frozen foods are the same,” warns Taub-Dix. “Some vegetables come with sauce packed with sodium and fat and some frozen fruits are packed with syrup and sugars. The best thing to do is always check food labels and make sure that if you’re buying broccoli for example, the only ingredient is broccoli.”
Chef and nutritionist Serena Poon agrees and says, “Steer clear of anything that has been highly processed, seek out labels that have a short list of ingredients, ideally five or less and all things that you can pronounce.