Happy Monday and welcome to week 4 of the A to Z Challenge! I’m super stoked and can’t wait to share these two simple tips with you. They are about what to pay attention to when buying packaged goods for your pantry.
1. Calorie and nutrient content
Pay attention to the serving size and amount of servings per container in order to know exactly how much you are taking in. Things, indeed, aren't always what they seem to be.
Now, this applies to all the nutrients but let's concentrate on the amount of calories, just to keep things simple for now. Shall we? In the figure above, 1 serving (1 oz.) supplies 190 kcal. Notice, however, that there are 16 servings in this particular container, resulting in a whopping 3,040 calories! Yep! You read correctly. 3,040 calories! This kind of takes you aback right? Number 2 is...
2. The Ingredients List
Rule of thumb: The shorter and more understandable the words on the list of ingredients, the healthier the food item. Also…
Partially hydrogenated = Trans-fats
High fructose corn syrup = Refined sugar
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