Saturday, January 23, 2010

Just One Thing: Read the Labels

Food with no labels are often the healthiest; vegetables and fruit. But I can't live on anything but fruits and veggies and I don't expect anyone else to either. So when buying dry goods or anything prepared or packaged always read the labels. Is the list longer than Moby Dick? Can you pronounce the ingredients? How much sodium? Hidden sugars or high fructose corn syrup? Whole grains and good fats? Once you get the hang of it, you'll always read the labels when trying new items. Reading the label is just one thing that can help keep us on the road to better health.

Top 10 food ingredients to avoid.


  1. Thanks for the reminder! It was so cool - I've gotten good enough at this that when my (super cute, healthy weight) sister bought something new the other day, she handed me the package when I came over Friday and asked me how healthy I thought it was. That was a great feeling!

  2. RE: Just One Thing: Read the Labels 01/23/2010 Yes, it is so important to do this! Sometimes it’s amazing what’s hiding in your foods! For instance, I don’t eat artificial sugars of any kind, and you wouldn’t believe some of the places they slip it in! Always read ingredient labels over twice, that’s what I say. Even the most innocuous thing can be full of garbage.