The grocery store is an interesting modern day spectacle. Over 30,000 individual items vying for our hard earned dollars. When making our grocery buying decisions some are very obvious… apple vs a candy bar for example. But there is so much we don’t know about when it comes to the food we eat. When I take groups on grocery tours, I devote part of the tour to talking about food labels, and in particular, the ingredients on the food label.
I want to keep things very basic, so here are 9 ingredients you do NOT want to see on a food label in your home. If you see any of the below ingredients on a food label – just put back on the grocery store shelf-do NOT bring it into your home!
- “Enriched” anything (usually comes in the form of wheat)
- High fructose corn syrup
- Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
- Artificial flavors
- Artificial colors
- Sucralose (Splenda)
- Aspartame (another fake sugar)
- Hydrogenated anything
- Soy (estrogenic and very processed)
If you can avoid consuming the above list of ingredients, you will most likely lose weight, have more energy, experience less bloating, and add years onto your life. Next time you are at the grocery store, spend a few extra minutes looking at the food labels-your health depends on it!
If you are in Madison, I am holding 6 grocery store tours next week on the east and west sides of Madison. This is probably the most effective one hour of education you can receive when it comes to losing weight, feeling better and being healthier! For a small $25 investment, which includes an invite to bring a spouse along for free, you can discover the truth about what we are buying and eating from our grocery stores.
If you haven’t watched Food Inc, I encourage you to watch it with your whole family. It is very well done and is sure to spark some great family discussions.