8. Small Amounts of Healthy Ingredients
Processed products often list small amounts of ingredients that are commonly considered healthy.
This is purely a marketing trick. Usually, the amounts of these nutrients are negligible and do nothing to make up for the harmful effects of the other ingredients.
This way, clever marketers can fool parents into thinking they’re making healthy choices for themselves and their children.
Some examples of ingredients often added in tiny amounts and then displayed prominently on the packaging are omega-3s, antioxidants and whole grains.
Food manufacturers often put small amounts of healthy ingredients in their products to fool people into thinking that the products are healthy.