Simply beautiful...

Simply beautiful...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Read your Labels People... Seriously

Please take a moment to watch this interesting video on the deception of what is actually in some of the foods we eat. This particular video is about how many companies advertise blueberries being a key ingredient in their product, when often we aren't even getting real blueberries... we are getting chemicals and sugar instead. I have come to really appreciate the food investigator who put it together: Mike Adams, the "Health Ranger". I came across his site through a family member of mine and I'm grateful I did.

Through my dietetic training in school, I have learned about and firmly believe in the value of reading food labels. You CAN NOT simple trust what a package is selling and promoting on the front label. You must turn the package over to the ingredients list and read what it honestly contains. Remember an important tip when reading... the ingredients are listed in descending order. Which means the first ingredient constitutes the most amount used in the product; the last ingredient constitutes the least amount used in the product. If you don't already, I hope this video will push you to read your labels, make smarter purchases, and eat real food.

Blueberries faked in cereals, muffins, bagels and other food products - Food Investigations -

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