A food label has important information but it is not the complete story. The nutrition information a food label is based on the daily value of one serving based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Trans fats are partially hydrogenated or hydrogenated vegetable oil. A certain amount trans fats, depending on the type of food, is not required to be on the label. For example, fat free yogurt can still have 0.1% trans fat. These are the fats that have been identified with cause of certain chronic diseases. Vitamin and minerals contained in food are identified by legal definitions which can change without notice. Sometimes they are changed by the request of a manufacturer for one specific product.
INSTANT CHICKEN SOUP
Above is an actual label from a popular instant soup that claims to be, better than mom’s. Most of the ingredients are factory manufactured chemicals, not genuine wholesome foods. The ingredients reveals ingredients mom would never use, “pasta (duram semonlina, egg, niacin, ferrous sulfate, thiamine, mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), onions, corn syrup, salt, carrots, peas, corn, cornstarch, hydrolyzed corn, wheat, and soy protein, celery, rendered chicken fat, sugar, disodium isonisnate, diosodium, guanylate, partially hydrogenated canola, cottonseed, and soybean oils, parsley, spices, silicon dioxide, sodium cassinate, milk protein, turmeric, dipotassium phosphate, mono and diglycerides, natural and natural and artificial flavors. Annotto color.”
HOME-PREPARED CHICKEN STOCK
What is in the soup you eat? Take time to learn about the ingredients that go into the food you eat.
In my Metabolic Balance program, I offer weekly group meetings. At these meetings the group not only offers support, they learn life-long tools, such as how to read food labels and the effects that the artificial ingredients have on the body. It helps the participants make better food choices.
metabolic balance® is all about eating healthy foods that promotes good health, facilitates weight loss, and helps balance hormones, lowers cholesterol, insulin resistance, hypertension, and reduce high blood sugar levels. Meal plans are personalized, based on your own chemistry, food likes and dislikes, and your health history. Plans are available for people wanting to loose weight, gain weight, maintain their weight but become healthier, and programs for athletes wanting to improve their game.
Why not join us at a meeting and learn more. Contact Myra for more information. We have meetings in Benicia, Walnut Creek and groups forming in Napa and Oakland. Read the book by Dr. Wolf, the founder of the metabolic balance® program, metabolic balance® – Nutrition basics: Introduction to the success program. Now available on Kindle. Download a FREE Kindle Reader.
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