They say you are what you eat — but do you know what you’re actually eating?
The ingredients in your favourite foods may be listed on the label, but it’s not always easy to work out what the manufacturer is saying. Imagine if you could peel back the packaging and see what goes into that can of baked beans or bottle of ketchup — and how much space is taken up by sugar lumps, salt or fat.
If you want to stay healthy and out of the hospital, read ingredients labels. But you can not believe everything you see or read on the front of the pack. Firms use food packaging as a sophisticated selling device to market their goods, like a mini billboard.
Ingredients are listed in order of weight. At the top of the list are the items which the product contains most of, at the bottom those it contains least of.
Know how much you need for your daily intake of ingredients.
Be aware of what hand how much goes into your body.