Beware of High Fructose Corn Syrup

There are lots of ingredients in processed foods that I try to avoid, but the number one ingredient is high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). HFCS can be found in almost anything; from canned tomatoes to children’s apple juice. Because corn is one of the most subsidized products in America, you can find this highly sweetened, processed product in just about everything. 

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Deciphering the Food Label

Sometimes picking up a food product and trying to read the food label can be very confusing. Many people don’t know what to look for, or what everything means and then end up choosing foods that may not be very healthy. I thought I’d share with you guys what I look for, and what I think are the main things you should look at when reading a food label. Here are a few things you should take a look at when checking out a food label:

**Start at the top (servings per container)

Many food products are packaged to look like they are one serving size, when really it may be several. Take a look at the serving size, as well as the servings per package. The servings per package will let you know how many people/servings is in the whole package.

Example: This item has two servings that are one cup each. So this item is two cups, and is meant for two servings.

**Look at the fat (saturated and trans fat/calories from fat)

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