Nutrition: What to look out for

Now a day, we as individuals have to specifically analyze the ingredients list of every food we eat to ensure that what we are eating or drinking is indeed what we wanted to eat or drink. So you may find yourself thinking how do I know if a food or drink is healthy or if it is just marketed healthy and not really healthy? How do I know what is nutritious or not? The answer is you have, and I mean you really have to, dive into the ingredients. Once you spot some key ingredients on the label, it is an automatic signal that you should not be eating or drinking whatever it is. Number one, look for potential preservatives because preservatives hinder your body’s ability to efficiently break down the foods you eat. After all they are called preservatives for a reason; they indeed preserve the food you eat. Preservatives are in a bunch of foods that come from restaurants even in the options they constantly advertise as “healthy” such as some salads. Number two; look for probably the most common sweetener there is, High Fructose Corn Syrup. High Fructose Corn Syrup is a genetically modified-laden sweetener, which is incredibly high in Mercury. This dangerous sweetener can also make you more obese than if you were to eat the same amount of table sugars. HFCS is much more sweeter than sugar so it makes your body crave more and more sugar the more you eat it. This causes many individuals to become obese and unfortunately and many “healthy” drinks are laced with this dangerous sweetener.

For example, we have all heard of V8 Splash. V8 splash is supposed to be a healthy vegetable juice drink but when you look at the ingredients, it’s mostly water. That’s the main ingredient. And the second most used ingredient is this “healthy” drink you may ask? High Fructose Corn Syrup, so not only are you not getting your dose of vegetables, you may also be adding more fat because your body automatically turns High Fructose Corn Syrup into fat because it’s foreign to your body. It’s a shame that we are constantly fooled by the food industry into thinking we are actually eating or drinking healthy or healthier but in actuality, that is incredibly far from the truth.

Decoding Labels: V8 Splash, Strawberry Kiwi




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