read labels before you buy

Read labels – you may be shocked what you find out

I never use to read labels.  When I go grocery shopping I always compare prices.  I look at what is on sale, and ask myself if the cheaper, no name product will taste as good.   But now I have to look closely at labels for hidden sugar, fake colors, and added chemicals etc.  Somewhere in my life I became lactose intolerant, wheat intolerant and had my gall bladder removed.  I always thought you were born with intolerances to food.  Who knew?  Who knew that all my bad food choices would lead to be having my gall bladder out.  And on top of that 2 other people in my family had to have theirs out too!!   Because of this,  I have to be even more careful about the products I use.  So I am showing you two sample labels.  What do you see?   I see Glucose, Fructose, Maltose, Colors in Example B and all those ingredients in Example E kind of scare me.

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Which one would you eat E or B?  see below for the answer

And what about this label?  Would you consume this?  I do every single day.  Not only do I have it every day, but my husband does and thousands of other people including a herbalist in B.C. who sends me customers all the time.  This is just one of the products that has changed my health dramatically.

 

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**** ** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. † Daily Value not established.

Read labels – The Food Industry is deceiving you

According to the Huffington post article , we are being deceived every day

 

Fact #2 — Food Companies Can Mislead You By Manipulating Serving Sizes

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Even if the label information is accurate, though, many companies will intentionally manipulate serving sizes to make the information seem healthier. I very distinctly remember stopping for a quick breakfast and being totally shocked when I looked at the nutritional panel for a muffin I was about to put in my belly: 600 calories and 18g of fat per serving, with three servings per muffin! How many people do you know who eat one-third of a muffin at a sitting?

or what about this:

In a 2011 report, the U.S. Government Accountability Office warned of a “serious oversight dilemma” regarding the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) ability to monitor false and misleading nutrition claims. This is not surprising when you consider that the FDA allows calorie counts on the standard “Nutrition Facts” labels to be off by as much as 20 percent before they even think about getting involved. So, that 500-calorie frozen dinner you’re eating may actually be as many as 600!

We need to educate ourselves, we need to know the alternative names for sugar, and if all these ingredients are healthy

And this problem is global.  Look at these product labels in the UK.  It is shocking to read about the Frozen Salmon Fillets.  Ice anyone?

READ LABELS

My health journey has opened my eyes.  I love to help others find solutions .  Please don’t hesitate to contact me.

****The two label examples I gave were for an organic banana and an organic egg.  Interesting isn’t it?****

 

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