Deep Dive Into Eating
The Stuff Inside
Where’s the best place to go to find out about The Stuff Inside? Those oh-so-decorative nutrition labels are a good place to start. Yep, these labels are a bit much at first glance. There’s a lot there to take in! Thing is, they can really help when you’re making healthy changes in what you eat. So, here’s a little secret: Ignore 90% of the label and just keep your eye out for these three, big time bogeymen: 1) trans fats, 2) salt (aka sodium), and 3) added sugars. Avoid foods loaded up with those three and you’ll be well on your way to a healthier, feel good diet.
If It Walks Like A Duck…
Food is loaded with what we like to call “masked bandits” -- sneaky substances worth keeping an eye out for. Salt by any other name is still, essentially, salt. Avoid these salt variants: Sodium benzoate, disodium or monosodium glutamate (MSG), and sodium nitrite.
Same goes for all those sugar sibs: sucrose, fructose, maltose, dextrose, lactose, glucose…galactose (sounds like something George Lucas came up with) -- notice the “ose” common to all these. Big tip off.