Deceptive Labeling at the Supermarket

Finding Healthy Foods At The Supermarket

Go to any grocery store (supermarket) and no matter what food display you look at,you’ll see cleverly disguised, deceptive food labeling. Companies like to claim that their foods are “healthy” when they actually far from it!

You’ll see natural versions of wonderfully healthy foods and you’ll also see versions of the same foods that are over processed yet CLAIM to be healthier! The really sad thing about this is that every day, millions of people fall for this deceptive labeling and get heavier and more unhealthy because of it.

Here are a few examples of so called “healthy” foods to look out for:

Product #1) “Better than butter?” I wouldn’t bet on it!

If you want good quality, look for grass fed organic butter or at least organic butter. (Adding a little organic butter to steamed vegetables helps the body to absorb more of the vitamins and minerals in those delicious veggies!)

Even low quality real butter is better for you than any margarine on the market. This product is pretty much horrible margarine which is very highly processed and loaded with deadly trans fats!

Product #2) This one claims to be healthier than organic peanut butter. (Check the label on the organic one!)

This fake peanut butter had a long list of processed junk in it. They replaced all the fats that are GOOD for you (and which help you to have more stable blood sugar and help to keep cravings under control) and put in dehydrated cane juice (sugar) and 2 other sugary syrups. Now they could call it a “low fat” product (HA!)

So now you’re pretty much eating candy and being fooled by their deceptive label.

Product #3) Hmmmm… “better than eggs?” NOT!

Well, they totally ruined a good thing by taking away the healthiest part – the yolks!

The cholesterol in eggs is NOT bad for you – it raises your good cholesterol more than your bad, therefor improving your overall cholesterol profile.

Almost all of the quality nutrition is in the yolk of an egg. The amino acid of the yolk works with that of the white, and most of the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and trace nutrients are in the yolks, NOT the whites.

So since whole eggs are healthier for you than egg whites (which this product is,) or substitutes, the labels on those products are just more deceptive labels!

So, there you have it! Don’t let clever marketing, misleading wording and “shiny objects” con you into making bad choices and destroying your health while you’re trying so hard to be healthier each day.

Go through the foods in your cabinets and fridge. READ THE LABELS. If you see an ingredient that you don’t know what it is, write it down and look it up on the internet. You’ll be surprised what you’ve been putting in your body that you thought was healthy! (Most especially check anything that says “diet”, “low carb”, “low calorie”, “sugar free”, “fat free”… Well, you get my drift!)

Whatever you do, don’t give up. It can be pretty tricky trying to eat truly healthy but it’s well worth the effort. If you’d like some more information having to do with health, weight loss, etc., check out my favorite link in my Author’s Bio box.

Source by Lisa Dirker

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