Never trust the claims on the front of a food package. Claims like: heart healthy, whole grains, or fiber-filled are never reason enough to purchase the item.
The Real Truth: Look at the ingredient list to find out what is truly in your foods. Often times, ingredients that aren't so great for us are hidden in this list, not in the bold claims on the front.
Scan that ingredient list for high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, artificial sweeteners (ex. splenda, sucralose, aspartame, equal, sweet & low, etc.), hydrogenated or partially-hydrogenated oils – if the food contains these items then rest assured that it's not healthy and should not be eaten.
If sugar (or other terms for sugar, such as molasses, brown sugar, sugar cane, cane syrup, barley malt syrup, dextrose, dextrin, honey, lactose, maltose, dedhydrated cane juice, fruit juice concentrate, maple syrup, raw sugar, rice syrup, sucrose, turbinado sugar, or xylose) is found within the first 5 ingredients, you may want to reconsider your food choice. If it's an item you truly enjoy, just be mindful of portions and make sure to consume the item with a food that contains a lean source of protein. This will prevent blood sugar highs and lows