Ep3 FOOD FIRST Breaking down the good the bad and the ugly of nutrition labels
Let's look at food labeling practices and their hollow promises!
I'm starting this episode with a quote from the book "Hard to Swallow', from the forward written by Dr Ross Hall, a PHD Professor at Canada's McMaster University. He says...
“In my university classes, I taught biochemistry and nutrition. I’d tell my students “look at food from your body’s point of view. Your body recognizes only 2 categories of substances: Substances that nourish and substances that poison.”
If you haven't already guessed based on that quote, today we're going to talk about one of my favorite topics - FOOD!
More specifically, we’re going to break down the good, the bad and yes, the ugly of nutrition labels - focusing on how product branding and messaging can sometimes mislead us into believing something is good for us … even when it is not.
Some examples of misleading statements we see on food packaging include:
- It says 50% less sodium
- It’s fat free
- This one is higher in fiber
- That one has less calories
- It says all natural or organic ingredients
- This list can go on ...
Never be tricked by misleading labels or advertising again, tune in to this episode and learn how to better provide real nourisment, while avoiding those false or at least misleading labels and inferior nutrition.
This information is not abstract, it has helped and continues to help me live a healthy and balanced lifestyle without feeling out of control and I do hope it can be useful on your wellness journey.
Healthy Regards & Happy Listening!