Monday, 15 September 2014

The Bling - Bling of food labels!!!

So I went shopping this weekend!!! Let’s just accept it…some things can never be changed!!! And one of those things is “Anjilee Istwal like sweets”….thus, the only solution to such a malady is to buy something that does not do major damage to your waistline and somehow manages to be classified healthy too….. :)))) Well, I know how to do it.

The solution is simple but expensive….but I think investing a little bit in your health is always worth it…..well spend a little bit now…or spend later on a bigger size jeans and a whole new wardrobe!!! I would rather spend now.

Anyway I went to a famous health store and bought myself some goodies! Now why I am writing all this is because I want you to understand the importance of reading labels on food stuff carefully while buying food. What you may think is healthy may just be all bling bling!!!
  •  Look out for terms like “partially hydrogenated oil," "hydrogenated vegetable oil," or "shortening" on the ingredients list…this means that this stuff contains trans fats, no matter what the label says
  •  Stay clear of sweet nothings… stuff that contains brown rice syrup, barley malt, caramel, fructose, fruit juice concentrate, and anything involving corn syrup….instead of the commonly known term sugar.
  • Check carefully what is the nutritional value and what serving size is exactly the food stuff talking about when you buy it……don’t think the entire box has just 100 calories while the small print may say its 100 calories per serving size. Check the label for what they mean by serving size….it might just be a tablespoon….OMG!!!!
  •  Check the foot note…..if there is an asterisk  (*) in front of anything….scan the bottom of the label for what it says

Hope you don’t get too confused by all this….but believe me…once you crack this….you will be a super shopper!!!!