How to Read the Food Label Ingredients So That You Won’t Be FOOLED
Here’s another tricky sales tactic. (#2)
Let’s compare potato chips.
Which one do you think is healthier?
I bet you didn’t notice that the carbs increased by 13 grams,
and the sugar has more than doubled!!!
If you are trying to determine
whether or not a food is HEALTHY,
you need to look at the ingredients LIST.
Here’s my advice: Skip the Nutritional “Facts” chart and go straight to the list of ingredients for more accurate information. By law, the ingredients must be listed in order by volume, with the ingredient weighing the most listed first. If you are interested in how the FDA came up with this labeling system, check out the
Finally, my #3 worst food label trick is when you see added vitamins on the label or in the advertising. Did you know that most vitamins in the US are manufactured in China? The quality of the ingredient is determined by it’s source, as well as the way it’s processed. (You do not want to know where these added “nutrients” are coming from.) And in most cases where Big Food is involved, the processing involves high heat. Pasteurization may ensure public safety by boiling away any dangerous bacteria, but it’s also destroyed the natural nutrients and this is the reason why these foods have to be fortified. It certainly doesn’t mean they are extra healthy, it just makes it seem that way.
If you’d like to see more on this topic, please take a look at the videos posted on the right side of the page. If you scroll down a bit, you’ll see the first of my Healthy is HOT series called “HEALTHY? or not!” It will reveal how food companies are now hiding how much sugar is in their product. Please comment below if you found some value here, and be sure to share this post on social media to help me get the word out. Thanks!