These food industry lies are pervasive and persuasive, and pretty convincing if you aren’t willing to scratch below the surface.
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If you’re cutting out processed foods in October you are part of a growing movement of people who care deeply about what is going into their bodies. In September the ASPCA launched a national challenge asking people to make the welfare-conscious choice. The Change Your Chicken campaign challenges consumers to avoid all factory-farmed chicken products for 30 days and instead purchase only products bearing meaningful animal welfare certifications.
Let’s say we fill a pint glass with water, or about 16 ounces. Now, foolishly enough, add 5 grams of butter to that glass. Delicious.
With all the Orwellian “Doublespeak” surrounding our foods, we pretty much have to assume that packaged foods are “guilty until proven innocent” when it comes to labels and claims.
Let this be a call for a return to simplicity in our ingredient lists!
The ingredients list is the single post powerful tool you have for making healthful food choices at the grocery store. But it’s important to be able to read it correctly.
Most “natural” products don’t list the word “sugar” anywhere in the ingredients list. Instead, they list various other types of refined, concentrated sources of sugar, like brown rice syrup or honey.
Next time you see any of these words used on a label or in an advertisement, think of them as a red flag and consider your choice carefully.