Is Your Healthy Food
Most of us know that we should watch what we
eat. Consume at least 5 portions of
fruit and vegetables every day, drink at least 2 litres of water, stay away from fatty foods and
reduce the amount of sugary foods that we eat. This message should be
getting through to most people now.
Governments spend millions of pounds to educate us correctly in the right
type of healthy diet we should be following.
multi national weight loss companies have their own ranges of low fat / low calorie foods as do the
supermarket chains, but are these healthier foods always the best
forget that just because a chocolate muffin is touted as low fat, it doesn’t mean it is a good food
choice. If it is low in fat, you can be sure there will be added sugars
to replace the taste of the missing fat and visa versa. Add to this an alarming
list of additives and preservatives and you no longer have a healthy food option.
don’t be fooled in to thinking that just because a product is given a name that sounds healthy such
as - 'healthy range', 'good for you,' 'healthy balance' etc that it
actually is going to be any good for you.
Always opt for natural foods and make up your own sauces and toppings and beware, hidden
fats and sugars are everywhere.
Manufacturers have ways of hiding these ingredients which are totally legal.
Follow my list of do’s and don’ts when shopping to ensure that you are eating foods that are good
Beware of foods described as ‘light or lite’ this
definition has no real meaning at all and can be used to describe reduced fat, sugar,
alcohol or salt but also whether a product is light in colour or even
Look at the fat
percentage in foods, you should select foods that are no higher than 3 grams of fat
per 100 calories. Fat contains 9 calories per gram
but Carbohydrates and protein only
contain 4 calories per gram. This means you may be able to eat
more of these types of foods without increasing your total calorie
When checking food
labels watch out for foods high in sugars. One way
manufacturers hide this fact is to break down all the individual sugars, so that they
don’t appear to make up the majority of the ingredients. Sugar,
Glucose, Glucose syrup, Fructose, dextrose, invert sugar syrup are all basically other
forms of sugar.
not suggesting that you should spend hours each shopping trip studying and checking all the food
labels you buy, but you do need to become more aware of the types of ingredients to be found in
your regular food selections. There will be many better
Always look for foods with short ingredient lists...
I should stress that you don’t need to avoid these foods
altogether, but they should be a rare part of your diet as opposed to a regular food option
– happy shopping!
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