Tip #4 – BE A LABEL READER

Sugar is often disguised in some oh-la-la fancy language (over 250 aliases), labeled as corn syrup, lactose, dextrose, maltose, glucose, high fructose corn syrup basically anything ending with –ose is typically a sweetener. 

Any item that lists any form of sugar in the first few ingredients, or has more than 4 grams of sugar, should be limited or not eaten.

Do you read labels on all of your purchases when out grocery shopping?  If not, I highly recommend that you do.  Purchasing drinks, pastries, and anything at a restaurant, café, or bakery, you can ask them to look at their ingredients list.  The list should be readily available for consumers viewing.  If the vendor is not willing or says they do not have one, you might assume that the food is high in unhealthy ingredients.  You can make a better decision on whether you would like to consume these products.

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