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Interesting food facts

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

I was reading an article about food and the confusion most of us have....I know there are time when I read labels that I am so surprised or see the eat this not that....
today I was reading an article from a nutrition expert named Marie Grace Berg, she is also a RN....
she was talking about belly fat and hormones...I can't say I completely agree with the story about belly fat...but she talked about food that some times we think are healthy , they are pushed as healthy and the words sound healthy....case in point.....Kellogg's Smart Start cereal.....SOUNDS LIKE IT IS GOOD FOR US...RIGHT , I MEAN SMART START SOUNDS HEALTHY, NUTRITIOUS ....

But the fact are that one serving of this cereal has the same amount of sugar from 3 Krispy Kreme donut's....can you believe this.....can it be true.....not that I have ever had the cereal but just to read this seem unbelievable .....and it makes me wonder how many people do eat this cereal and think they are eating healthy.....ANOTHER GOOD REASON TO READ LABELS.......


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    Reading food labels is a must, it's true.

    Another concern is the packaging. Even water. We have a water cooler, use water that filters in many different ways including reverse osmosis. Come to find out, the water bottle itself is not BPA free.

    It's a tough world.
    2232 days ago
    Not only reading labels but understanding the ingredients lack of value mainly chemicals can really affect our bodies & our weight!
    2240 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    You are so right, Kitt. Most of the information on labels is a real eye opener! We have given up all cereal in our house - except for scratch oatmeal once in awhile.
    Here's one for ya - anyone remember Maypo? I ate that every morning when I was little.
    2240 days ago
    Chalk one up for "from scratch" oatmeal where I control what's in it.

    2241 days ago
    That term "belly fat" always cracks me up because that's not the only place we have fat! People are so funny sometimes. You're right about reading labels, too. Some of it is so confusing, and the most confusing perhaps is the titles -- "healthy" and "smart" and that kind of stuff. If they make a big deal of calling it out on the packaging, it probably isn't healthy or smart!
    2241 days ago
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    2241 days ago
    Thanks for the info! I agree, label reading is the way to go. I imagine there are a lot of foods like that!
    2241 days ago
    That is amazing!!! I have found that one really does need to pay attention to the labels! Some items have catchy health name . . . but are anything but . . . Thanks Kitt!!!
    2241 days ago
    Lots of stuff Kitt.

    Reading all labels is the best way.

    Hugs Mary
    2241 days ago
    emoticon I am wary of anything that comes in a box and has a long shelf life.
    Thanks for sharing that info!
    2242 days ago
    Wow really I did not know that. How much sugar should cereal contain?
    2242 days ago
    My son has been getting after me to stop eating my Multi-Grain Cheerios, which I like a lot, because it has too much sugar. I doesn't taste like that, but it does have too much sugar. Next time, I go grocery shopping I'm going to find some other breakfast food to have. Thanks for sharing this information, Kitt.
    2242 days ago
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    I read labels too- it amazing (in a bad way) what is in otherwise healthy food
    2242 days ago
    you have to read all the labels never know otherwise
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    emoticon with your message (warning) and with all who responded so far. It reminded me of this saying re: a good rule of thumb when you read the labels: "If there are more than 3 ingredients or things you cannot pronounce...don't buy it!"

    2242 days ago
    I never eat cereal, unless it's as a snack. Even the "healthy" ones are loaded with sugar! I will eat plain hot cereals, though, like Bob's Red Mill 10-Grain. I never add sugar, but I do add some reduced sugar craisins and unsweetened coconut. Makes it sweet enough for me!
    2242 days ago
    The biggest surprise to me when I first started SP was the calorie count on salads in resturants. We eat out much less than we did before, so it's not an issue for me now. But I think a lot of people get the salads at the chain resturants thinking that's a healthly option without knowing how awful they are.
    2242 days ago
    Isn't that totally amazing! Except for oatmeal, I have just about given up on cereal. Eeverybody should read labels before they buy foods, no matter what their health status. It is like they always say, 'Buyer beware!" Great blog, Kitt.
    2242 days ago
    A lot of stuff is advertised as healthy that isn't. Think about packaged granolas, they seem healthy, because granola, right? Most have tons of added sugars and they are bad for you.
    2242 days ago
    emoticon It pays to read the labels. I sometimes shop at a Country Fresh market. They have some unusual food items. When I check the package for information most items are way too high in sodium. So they do not go in my basket. Read the labels! emoticon
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