Allie McDonald | Oct 4, 2016
How many times have you been told, “Read your food labels!”? While many health professionals encourage people of all ages to be mindful of the foods they are eating and to read the nutrition labels on their food items, no one ever really explains what we should be looking out for. Many people have a hard time pronouncing a lot of ingredients much less knowing what their function is in the body. Throughout this post, I am going to highlight seven food additives and ingredients to avoid and look out for when reading food nutrition labels.
Although reading nutrition labels can sometimes be confusing and overwhelming, it helps if you have specific ingredients to look out for like the ones listed above. As we age, it continues to be very important to understand the foods going into our bodies so we can avoid harmful preservatives and additives. Feeding our body whole, natural foods with simple ingredients we can pronounce is a step in the right direction to achieving overall health.