Reading food labels and ingredient lists can be totally overwhelming. So here are a few tips to help you figure it all out.
1. START with the ingredient list.
If you can’t pronounce things then your body doesn’t understand what it is anymore than you do.
You body understands an apple, lettuce, zucchini. These are all things that we find in nature and even kids know these foods.
Chemicals, processed things we can hardly pronounce are totally foreign to your body also. So put the item back on the shelf if you could explain what it is to a kid.
2. Keep an eye out for words like “hydrogenated” or “partially-hydrogenated” as these indicate the presence of trans fats even if the nutrition facts label says otherwise.
3. AVOID artificially sweetened with sucralose (splenda), acesulfame potassium and aspartame. These all cause total havoc in your body, disrupt hormones, and can cause permanent damage over time.
4. Try to stick with 10 ingredients or less of ALL things you understand.
5. Once you’ve established the quality of the food is up to your standards, you can then check the nutrition facts label and look at the portion size, carbs, protein, fats and fiber to determine if this product meets your individual needs.
Make sure to check the serving size too – as often times it’s smaller than you’d think!
Check out my video to see me go through some items in my house
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