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Food-label Crazy

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

This started with an ad for a keto-friendly recipe. It looked like a vegetable casserole. It got me to thinking how many foods are now proclaiming: Keto-friendly, Gluten-free, vegan, sugar-free, fat-free. Then there is 'all natural'. Arsenic is natural.

Ingredient lists will help determine what is right for you. One brand of a processed food always made me feel awful. I compared labels - that brand had high levels of soy and anise-family ingredients. Imitation crab is a prime culprit. It could contain any number of allergens, including shellfish, and refined carbs. Some brands make me ill because they have twice as much carbs as protein. That sends my blood sugar skyrocketing and crashing.

In the natural state, many foods lack something 'taboo'. Yet when they are packaged, the label announces the absence, contains no dairy in almonds butter.

At the same time, warning labels might read: peanut butter 'contains peanuts', walnuts 'contains tree nuts', raw shrimp 'contains shellfish'.

A slab of meat emoticon does not contain gluten or sugar before it is processed. Gluten is a grain protein that helps the dough rise and retain its structure. That's why bread flour is higher in gluten. Most commonly, it occurs in wheat, barley and rye. emoticon Rice, corn and oats are naturally gluten free.

Marshmallows are not made with fat. The package boldly states 'fat-free'.

Note: I did a little research to verify a few items.
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    I have actually guffawed after seeing "gluten free" the first time on meat packaging. Ludicrous.
    24 days ago
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    It's important to pay attention to ingredients lists. emoticon
    25 days ago
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