Don't be misled by the labels on the food packaging
shows that 59% of consumers do not understand the true meaning of food labels, so ' Bought the wrong thing.
1. 'Pure natural'. 'Natural' products are not all natural products, they are just promotional phrases launched by businesses, not certification marks of national authoritative organizations. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not defined this term at all. There is no such thing as 'pure natural' in the relevant standards of our country. Therefore, it is not illegal for businesses to add qualified colorants, artificial flavors and other 'synthetic materials' to these foods. Merchants use 'pure natural' as a means of propaganda to make consumers think that it is a 'green' product, which is misleading.
2. 'Whole wheat'. Whole wheat contains more fiber and vitamins than refined grains, but not all whole wheat products on the market are made from whole wheat. Take bread as an example.
It is not difficult to find whole wheat bread in the supermarket, but if you study the ingredient list carefully, you will find that usually the first item in the ingredient list is not whole wheat flour. The color of real whole wheat bread is slightly brown
, many small grains of wheat bran can be seen with the naked eye, the texture is also relatively rough, and the taste is poor. However, in order to satisfy the taste of consumers, many businesses use white flour to make them, and then add a small amount of caramel coloring to dye it brown, but its nutritional value is far less than that of real whole wheat bread. .
3. 'No sugar'. No sugar does not necessarily mean that it contains less calories. my country’s current sugar-free food standards stipulate that in every 100 grams or 100 milliliters of solid or liquid food, the sugar content is less than 0.5 grams is 'sugar-free'.
4. 'No trans fatty acids'. Like 'sugar-free'Therefore,'trans fat free
acid' products are not completely free of acid.' Stephen Gardner, director of the US Center for Science in the Public Interest, said, carefully check when buying In the ingredient list, if there is 'hydrogenated oil
6. 'Fat-free'. ''Fat-free' doesn't mean you can eat as much as you want,' said Bonnie Tabdix, an American nutrition expert. 'The packaging claims to be'fat-free', but it may actually contain /p>
There is a lot of sugar; and those who claim to be 'sugar-free' may contain a lot of fat.' Therefore, you must carefully check the calorie label and compare it with the corresponding 'full fat' to know the truth. p>
6. 'Enhance the body's immunity'. If the product contains vitamins, the business likes to use the words 'regulate immunity' or 'enhance immunity' to attract consumers. The actual effect of playing the 'side ball' is not so.
7. 'Organic food'. The word 'organic' has a bit of 'all natural' flavor. For 'organic' products specified by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), more than 95% of its ingredients must be
no chemical fertilizers and pesticides are used in the cultivation process. But 'organic' is not synonymous with 'health'. Organic foods are also high in fat, high in calories and high in sugar.
8. 'No cholesterol'. The so-called 'cholesterol-free' food should contain less than 2 mg of cholesterol per 100 g or 100 ml, while low-cholesterol food should be less than 20 mg, and must Cholesterol content is more than 25% lower than that of conventional food. However, the American Heart Association recommends that the daily cholesterol intake should be less than 300 milligrams. If you eat some foods that you think are 'cholesterol-free,' it will still cause cholesterol intake over the years. Into excess.