Have you been fooled by food labels?
None of that is new. A few things that came to my mind, Cereal is a staple here and my kids eat it almost every morning with the exception of weekends when I fix muffins or we make waffles, eggs or pancakes, DH isn't a big cereal eater but he will eat what I buy for myself which is honey bunches of oats (a Post cereal I think) or he fixes himself a peanut butter sandwich in the morning. I've never bought low fat/reduced/fat free pb, blech but I did used to think there was something gained in those fat free/reduced sour creams and things. I'm glad I had kids b/c it was after they were born that I stopped the bs, and now it's a little frustrating to go to the supermarket and only find the fat free/reduced fat stuff left on the shelves! I don't think I've ever bought protein water, I buy generic flavored water sometimes and I stock up on gatorades and similar drinks in the Summer and when DS plays soccer. I don't buy "protein" bars but quaker granola bars are great snacks I pack in my kids lunch.
I have always been a label reader, even more so with recent food restrictions in the family. I sometimes make the choice to not eat something that would fall into the not so good choice catagory but am not fooled by labels.
The Subway "low fat" commercials have been very good (for the company). A co-worker thought the tuna sandwich they were eating was low fat because it was from Subway.
lifespeachy wrote:<p><a href="http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/03/seven-foods-you-think-are-healthy-but-arent.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/03/seven-foods-you-think-are-healthy-but-arent.html</a></p><p>Have you been fooled by food labels?</p>
subway and light yogurt are the only one of those I eat with any regularity. So no, I dont think I've been fooled.
But I think foods like these need to be put into relative context. Is a processed and preserved Subway sandwich as healthy as one made with chicken off the bone, veggies grown in your garden and bread baked fresh from scratch in your own kitchen? No. Of course not. But is it healthier than a Big Mac, Fries and shake from McDonald's? Yes.
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