Is what you THINK you’re eating different than what you ARE eating?

Label reading can be confusing. Some might say it’s from stricter labeling laws or the food industry’s attempts to confuse and deceive.

Whatever the reason for the confusion, if we are going to consume what is in the package and we are interested in our health, then we need to know what we’re putting in our mouths.

Examples Of What Many Consider “Healthy” Foods (BUT ARE NOT)

Breakfast cereals – Included in hundreds of cereals are refined grains, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils and refined sugars.

Margarine and butter substitutes – Margarine is predominantly hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated vegetable oil.

Breads, bagels, English muffins, etc. – Most are made with refined, enriched wheat, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil and refined sweeteners.

Flavored, vitamin enriched water – They are flavored with refined sugars, “flavoring,” and enriched with synthetic vitamins generally made from coal derivatives.

Health food bars – In many cases they contain enriched wheat, trans-fats and refined sugar. Often they contain the same ingredients found in breakfast cereals, only in the form of a bar.

Bottom line – they are of minimal nutrition.

*This information has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. The statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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