Health and Weight Loss Depend Upon Reading Every Food Label Ingredient

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It never fails. When I don’t read ingredients on something I buy in a bottle, can and package, lo and behold, there it is. Then, into the trash it goes! My hard earned money is wasted and I feel ‘tricked’!

‘Enough solid evidence now exists to offer women several fundamental strategies for healthy eating. They include emphasizing healthful unsaturated fats, whole grains, good protein “packages,” and fruits and vegetables; limiting consumption of trans and saturated fats, highly refined grains, and sugary beverages; and taking a multivitamin with folic acid and extra vitamin D as a nutritional safety net. A diet based on these principles is healthy through virtually all life stages, from young adulthood through planning for pregnancy, pregnancy, and on into old age [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3471136/]’.

For example, when I make soup I use vegetable bouillon in a 32 oz. carton. I never suspected they’d add sugar. Also, I have been using a hot sauce and figured I better read the ingredients. Yes, added sugar. It seems impossible buying anything man made that doesn’t have sugar in it.

‘Recently I read the ingredients on salsa I was using. They listed tomatoes, tomato juice and paste. But, they didn’t describe what was in the last two. I did some research and found out they add sugar or fructose’ ~ your author

Because I have eaten plant based whole food for a few years now, I can actually feel refined sugar eat away at my teeth. But, I want to save what’s left of them. So, even I have to remind myself to be vigilant reading all labels before I buy anything in a package, can, bottle or box.

Source- 1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3471136/
Website Title Journal of midwifery & women’s health
Publication Year 2010
Article Title Essentials of healthy eating: a guide
Date Accessed April 09, 2019

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.

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