Read the Labels!
Another Brief about your health. This is about canned, frozen, & packaged foods.
Always, always, read the labels of INGREDIENTS:
- The order of ingredients tell you the order of the percentage of the ingredients in the food. (First ingredient listed is the largest percentage of all the ingredients, then in descending order; last ingredient, least percentage.)
- Avoid foods that list sugar, corn syrup, HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) - which is added sugar and is not good for your microbiome, immune system, insulin balance and metabolism.
- Sugar contributes to risk of type-II diabetes, obesity, skin damage, greater risk of cancer and of cardiovascular disease due to more harmful glycation end products (sugar metabolism).
- If an ingredient is a chemical-sounding name, it is probably not good for you.
- The shorter the list of ingredients, probably the much healthier the food is for you.
- One of my fave foods is ice cream. You’d be amazed how many ice creams have few if any natural ingredients in them.
- Many big corporation food companies ENGINEER packaged foods from chemicals that “taste good,” These are less expensive for the company to manufacture. They're generally bad for your health.
- Take photos of labeled ingredients and look them up on the internet. Use that smart phone! Learn and choose wisely.
- Get in the habit of reading labels, to make your choices easier, in finding the least unhealthful packaged foods.
Love you and your health,
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Dr Chris Baker
America's most-trusted teacher of orthodontic continuing education, Dr. Chris Baker has practiced and taught for more than 30 years, and is a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools. She is a pediatric dentist, author, blogger, dental practice consultant, and mentor. Dr. Chris is also Past President and Senior Instructor of the American Orthodontic Society. She is based in Texas, USA, but lectures around the world.
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