Don't be fooled by food labels

The labels on a lot of foods in the supermarket are very deceiving, and help to maintain a lot of misconceptions the public have about what is a healthy food and what isn't.

No matter what the advertising on the label states, you must always read the ingredients list on the back and look at the nutrition panel. This will give you a true representation of what is really in the food you are eating.

The ingredients list will tell you exactly what is in the food, arranged in order by weight from most to least.

The nutrition panel will give you specific details on the nutrient content of the food. This can be quite confusing because everything is measured in grame and most people cannot really relate to grams (unless they are a nutritionist or a cocaine dealer!)

It will be easier to remember that one teaspoon holds an average of fine grams. Therefore, if a breakfast cereal contains 10 grams of sugar per 30 grams, you will know that there are two teaspoons of sugar in a 30 gram serve.

A sugary breakfast cereal like this may be extremely low in fat, but eating it will still make you fat and raise your risk of diabetes and heart disease signficantly.

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