When trying to make healthy choices in the supermarkets, it can be like running an obstacle course. We were always told to shop around the outskirts of the store. Have you noticed that there is a bakery and deli there now? Not funny Grocery store owners.
Something else that can be a bit tricky is reading labels; yes reading labels has been around forever. Now there are 2 labels per product to read. Yes two. The front which tells a wonderful fairytale story, then there is the back of the label that tells a more accurate picture.
Reading a food label is like finding Ms/Mr Right. At first glance they are shiny and dreamy, life is wonderful. Then POW the honeymoon is over, you turned the product over. The back label is not quite the same as the front picture. For example the picture of the yummy looking blueberry on front is actually just food dye, which can be more harmful then yummy. Kind of like seeing a beautiful woman, then she takes her makeup and girdle off. Watch out.
Maybe this link will give you a better idea of what I mean. Check it out. Then watch out when you read your labels. Watch out for the large print on the front and the small print on the back of the label.
Nutritionists can help you navigate your way around the grocery store in a snap. Don’t be fooled by snazzy packages and health promoting bogus promises again. Take Rachelle grocery shopping with you to help lighten your load, save some money at the register and get your kitchen organized. As a former Superstore Natural Value and Health Food Store manager, she’ll give your grocery cart a push towards a healthier direction.
Are you a member of Dynamic Fitness Charlottetown? Rachelle will be offering a FREE Nutritional Label reading seminar this Wednesday from 5:15-6pm in studio 2. No need to pre register, just show up!
Save time, save money and save your health! Learn to read “through” nutritional labels.