Monday, July 29, 2013

Nutrition Facts

When I read the nutrition facts I'm usually looking at three parts of the label:
trans fat, sugar, and sodium.

One of the biggest surprises to me when it comes to trans fat is some ice cream has
trans fat. I used to tell myself that I was getting calcium when I was eating ice cream,
but there isn't much calcium in ice cream either. Some ice cream isn't even ice cream
sometimes it's a dairy dessert. I think this is code for fake ice cream because it never
seems to be truly frozen.

When it comes to sodium and sugar some of these companies are really slick. I've
seen products and the label says it's 'low sodium' and then it's high in sugar. Then
it could be the same product, but a different version and it will say 'low sugar' and
that product is full of salt.

Instead of reading only the front of a product be sure you read the nutrition facts
and the ingredients too.

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