A group of mothers were given the ingredient list of a popular sweet product and asked whether they would give it to their kids. They all responded ‘no’ citing the list of food colours at the bottom of the list.
This is a similar list: MILK CHOCOLATE (SUGAR, CHOCOLATE, SKIM MILK, COCOA BUTTER, LACTOSE, MILK FAT, SOY LECITHIN, SALT, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR), SUGAR, CORNSTARCH, LESS THAN 1% – CORN SYRUP, DEXTRIN, COLORING (INCLUDES BLUE 1 LAKE, YELLOW 6, RED 40, YELLOW 5, BLUE 1, RED 40 LAKE, BLUE 2 LAKE, YELLOW 6 LAKE, BLUE 2), GUM ACACIA
Understanding food labels is a crucial part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and avoiding hidden ingredients can be triggers for allergies, inflammation and can even cause obesity. The power of understanding labels is huge with some people reported putting products back on the shelf after having read ingredient contents and quantities.
Which of the above-mentioned ingredients most stand out for you and why? Let us know your thoughts and also if you would like to see more on food labelling.
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