Saturday, January 12, 2013

Labels on food

Pure, organic and natural are just some of the phrases. But what these words really mean?

Complete grain - "complete" is the magic word for good food, expert says Bill Sears. Better than that is 100 percent whole grains. When the label says "made from", it means that the manufacturer may have started with a specific ingredient, but you can not determine how a substance is processed and what was left of it in the final product. Although "natural" sounds healthy, does indeed have no significance in terms of nutrition. For example. Fat in meat is natural, but it's certainly not good for the heart.

The ingredients are listed by volume - note the ingredient list, it can help you choose healthier product. The ingredients in the product which has the most are usually the first point. Therefore, if you notice the sugar on top of other ingredients, it probably means that they have a particular product in the most, and that is not the best choice. Remember that sugar has many names such as: brown sugar, kukuruzov syrup, glucose, etc.. Other ingredients that are recommended to avoid are hydrogenated vegetable oils, saturated fats, artificial colors and various additives that usually denotes the number.

Juice, nectar and still drinks - juice is naturally found in fruits and vegetables. Prepares the machine kneading or softening of fresh fruit or vegetables. Juice is always 100% fruit juice. Nektar is also obtained from the fruit or vegetable, but with 25-99% juice content, usually with the addition of sugar. Still beverages are 0-24% juice content of fruit, vegetables or other flavorings.

Hidden calories - the next time you read in the supermarket Declaration on food carefully look at how the designated portion contains the food. Some declarations provide the calorie content of 'portions', and not to stand out in the product may contain more than one serving. For example, imagine that you are buying soda and see that it contains 150 calories per serving. And then you read that in a bun actually three portions - no one eats a third of pastry, right?

Organic Food - Organic food is defined as the way of its cultivation and processing. Organic foods are not subjected to any chemicals during their breeding, production, processing factory or storage.

A team of British experts about Professor Alan D. Dangoura conducted a detailed analysis of all the research conducted to date, which supports the organic food reared and found no evidence that it is indeed healthier than conventional foods are often cheaper, writes in "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition."

E-numbers - additives used in the industrial production of food substances that are not normally consumed, nor are they typical ingredient of the food, but they are determined the chemical composition of substances that are added to foods during processing, preparation, treatment, processing, design, packaging, transport and storage of food.

The European Union has a way of marking set and accepted by most countries in the world. Substance labeled E-certificate number of the toxicological evaluation and classification of each additive, and the right to food is added under conditions exactly as prescribed by the additive group and each additive.

These include various dyes, preservatives, emulsifiers and stabilizers, flavors enhancers, sweeteners, etc.. In any case, Boyle is to choose a product with less of these components. 

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