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“Health food” to healthy food – How to distinguish?

22 July 2009 963 views No Comment

Most of the time, we go to supermarket and we buy canned or packaged foods. Well, foods like cereals, sardines, tuna, milk and others are scattered across the shelfs in the malls. When buying it for the first time, we often take a look at the labels to check whether it’s rich in protein, or high on fat and cholesterol, how high the sugar level and much more. Surprisingly, most people don’t!

So, what about the people who look at the labels before buying them? Is that making them a wise person in choosing their diets? Yes and no actually.

It’s a yes because they care about the ingredients or what’s in the food itself. People who are concerned with their health should do this more often because they will know more about their diets before taking them and know what to control later on after they took the servings.

So why it’s a no? It’s a no because usually the ingredients labeled at the back of the package is usually not true. And if it’s true, it’s still deceiving the consumers. So how does it deceive the consumers? Simple. By using a little bit of jargons, a twist of language and of course, mathematics.

Sounds good to be true? Well, let’s hear it from Jeff Novick of the Pritikin Center. Jeff used to be a food service manager at Kraft Foods and in the video, he explained how the corporations deceive the customers with their ingredient labels. Trust me, this will be the one of the most valuable 10 minutes of your healthy life!

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