Truth bomb coming at you!!
It is a food companies worst nightmare for a consumer to be educated.
When you’re confused they are more likely to get you to buy something that isn’t quite as healthy as it appears on the packaging. The following tips are exactly what I used when food shopping and are meant to give you the knowledge you need to make quick and healthy choices at the grocery store and sidestep all the confusion!
Not to mention when you make wiser choices you not only will become healthier from ingesting less chemicals but you’ll also be one step closer to looking and feeling your best self all the time.
And honestly, who doesn’t want that! I know I do! In fact I’m not going to lie, I’m kinda addicted to feeling good and that is the driving force behind all my decisions these days. If it feels good, Jenn is doing it, even if it doesn’t make sense rationally or financially. Truth be told, some of my BEST decisions have come when I stopped worrying about what it looked like to me or anyone else!
ENJOY MY 5 FOOD LABEL READING TIPS
Please do leave a comment in the blog post if you have questions. I love questions!
If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it.
This one is so simple. Truth be told if you can’t read an ingredient your body most likely doesn’t know how to digest it either! The body understands how to process whole foods and whole foods are words we can easily read such as carrots, walnuts, eggs, tomatoes, brown rice, lettuce.
The words “All Natural” tell you nothing about the quality of the food.
Chicken can be “all natural” but they could still be poked with antibiotics and be fed GMO feed which makes them very unnatural. Your best bet is to go for things labeled organic for fruits and veggies and grassfed/freerange/wild caught when we’re talking about animal and fish protein.
Watch out for anything that has the word “flavors” in it.
Just because it says natural lemon flavor or natural vanilla flavor that does not mean it’s healthy. Manufacturers can legally pack up to 100 chemicals in the 2 words- natural flavors- because chemicals that are derived from a natural source such as a lemon make it so…doesn’t mean what they take from the lemon is anywhere near natural.
Your best bet is to buy foods that have the word extract as part of the label such as vanilla extract or fresh lemon juice.
Less ingredients = less chemicals.
Plain and simple, the less ingredients that are listed on a food label the healthier it is for you. Our bodies weren’t designed to handle tons of ingredients in one food product. We came from cavemen where you ate one ingredient foods all the time.
Example: Just meat, just grains, just fruit….eating like our ancestors is the healthiest way to be.
Read the last ingredient first.
The last ingredient matters just as much as the first ingredient. People tend to stop reading halfway through an ingredient list if it’s too long. The last ingredient is usually some sort of artificial sweetener chemical such as sucralose or aspartame and those are considered a neurotoxin.
Not to mention some people are highly allergic to this “last ingredient” and when taken out makes all the difference in their health.
OVER TO YOU!
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