Clean Labels – The Ingredient List Will Tell the Real Story

With consumers being more aware of what is on a food ingredient label, companies have now started to be more aware as well.  While not all labels are “clean” meaning without preservatives, artificial colors and flavors and usually with the dreaded high fructose corn syrup, most manufacturers these days are actually paying attention to the consumer needs.  Just as the consumer, you, should pay attention to the labels.

Things to beware of:

Partially Hydrogenated ANYTHING! These 2 words means that whatever the original thing was that had to be processed was not good for you from the start and they had process it heavily before it became edible.

High Fructose Corn Syrup is as processed as they come and is used both as a preservative and sweetener.  There are commercials out there that will tell you that it is just like sugar. It is not!

Bleached or refined flours and sugars have been processed to be made to look white; the first word explains it all.

There are many other things on labels, that as a consumer, you should be aware of but your best bet is to by local as no preservatives are needed, buy fresh and whole foods and to shop the perimeter of the grocery stores and markets, that is where the most perishable i.e. the fresher foods are found.

For an extensive list of what “unclean” labels contain: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/products/unacceptable-ingredients.php

Felicia

About Felicia

Hello, I am Felicia and I am one of the founding members of Health Now, Wealth Forever. When we came up with the concept of starting our family business, I was enthusiastic just to spend time working on a project with my family. But, as we have grown and expanded, my passion for educating myself and others - about alternative health options and changing the way we view finances and life - has taken over. While I admit I am not the healthiest of our group, I am working on it daily and hope that the articles I write help you to work on it with me. Thank you for supporting us and allowing us to open our minds and yours to an alternative way of look at health, wealth and life!

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