You should NEVER buy foods with these label
You might think you know what you're reading when you pick up a product and read the label, but what you may not know is that some of those nasties go by a different name.
1. High-Fructose Corn Syrup:
A controversial ingredient, high-fructose corn syrup is an alternative to regular table sugar. There are several studies that indicate the human body metabolizes high-fructose corn syrup differently than other simple sugars, causing negative effects to our health.
2.Sugar Free Foods- Sugar Alcohols:
Sugar-free foods - particularly sugar-free treats - contain sugar alcohols instead of simple sugars such as sorbitol, mannitol and xylitol. Sugar alcohols are designed to be sweet but not be absorbed, which means you taste the sweetness but do not absorb any calories.
3. Immune Boosting:
There is no food or food product that can boost an immune system, that is just not how the immune system works. The body deals with pathogens and infections in its own way and eating specific ingredients will not influence the immune system.
4.Sodium – The Many Faces of Salt:
If you are trying to cut back on your salt consumption, food labels can be deceiving because there are so many variations of sodium and salt. Ingredients like monosodium glutamate, sea salt, sodium citrate, kosher salt and disodium inosinate all contain sodium.
5.Detox or Cleanse Claims:
The good news is that your body has the ability to naturally detox itself. You can buy natural foods (like eggs, fish, dark, leafy greens, and citrus) that help boost your body’s detoxing mechanisms by providing essential nutrients. The bad news is that most products labelled “detox” will not do anything for your body.
6.Synthetic Growth Hormones:
Synthetic growth hormones rBGH and rBST are banned in parts of the world but are still legal in some countries (United States). These hormones are genetically engineered and are injected into dairy cows to make them produce more milk.
There is no such thing as a “superfood.” Chia seeds, avocados, goji berries, kale and blueberries are among a list of foods that get credit for being “extra healthy.” The truth is that these foods do contain high amounts of nutrients, but they do not contain any super powers.
“Multigrain” just means there are multiple grains in the food but that can mean two grains or 12 grains. It can also mean that some of the grains have been processed just like white bread (not a good thing).