Have you ever wondered what’s in the food you eat? You will be surprised when you read the labels on some of your favorite foods
You need:. .
A food guide that lists preservatives and additives.
How Read Food Labels
See how words are spelled. The difference between light and small is a good example. Did you know that when you see the word “light”, may refer to the purchase of coloring adding product? Calorie or fat content has probably not changed!
A good rule to remember is “if you can not pronounce it, you probably should not eat it.”
Watch where an ingredient falls in the listing. If sugar comes before fruit, it means there is more sugar than fruit.
Look for words that indicate how it was processed. “Freeze-dried” or
“Cold pressed” are examples of This. This will give a clue to how much nutritional value in the food after processing.
Look for words like “all-natural” and “organic”. Some preservatives are natural, but can still be bad for you. Karageenan and monosodium glutamate (MSG) are examples of this.
Tips and Warnings
Learn the names of some of the more popular preservatives and find out exactly what they do.
Look for hidden ingredients. Some things can be legally listed as “natural flavorings” and still be harmful. MSG is one of those.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions regarding food preservatives and additives.