Hello my friends! Today I was reading the newspaper, and I stumble upon this article: “Seven-a-day fruit and veg saves lifes”. Well, it obviously called my attention, and as I was reading it, I remembered a nice chat I had with mom during the weekend. Our conversation was all about health and nutrition, and the fact that today you’re likely to hear that potatoes are good, then tomorrow they’ll give you cancer.
I don’t know about you, but I found this types of contradictions confusing, even when I’m constantly reading and learning. I hear one new advice and all I can think of is: Is it true or false? While I don’t usually believe everything I read/see/hear, I do have the need to make my research, to arrive to a conclusion.
Today many companies have health and nutrition claims about most of the foods. However, it takes a nice and deep understanding of food, health, and nutrition labels to select the best options for you. As a matter of fact, given that not all people read the labels, consumers are more likely to see an ad that a
sugary cereal is full of whole grains, and they’ll buy it, because they believe it’s true. Food companies advertising and marketing strategies are so deceiving. Why? Because they know, that though there are some health freaks like me, the majority of people don’t take the time to read the labels, the ingredients list, and to do their own research of health and nutrition claims.
That said, I believe we should do our own research. Why? Because, at least weekly, you’ll hear that you should eat this, then a few weeks later you’ll hear that you shouldn’t. For example (one of the most annoying things my mom heard) You shouldn’t eat organic. MY GOD!! I was perplexed, angry, and then I told her “mom you know how this works, let’s keep eating the way we eat, I’ll keep reading and teaching you everything I learn.” Seriously, we’ll get crazy wondering if everything we see/read/hear is true or false :S
Don’t let big companies deceive you or your loves ones!!!! Keep reading and learning (from reliable sources of course). My advice will always be: eat real food, and avoid processed food as much as possible. Learn new recipes, create your own bread, read, read and read!!!!!
See ya tomorrow
What are your thoughts?
Do you read labels and nutrition facts?
Do you believe health claims in cereals?
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