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Read Carefully Before You Purchase These 10 Foods

By Jessica Cohen |

This is not one of those posts that is meant to scare you. Well, maybe it’s not one of those posts. That all depends on what is in your fridge and pantry, I guess. This is a post written in the hopes that we will all make sure to read the labels on groceries before putting them in our shopping carts — let alone in our homes. Not only will we be making ourselves healthier, but in turn we will be demanding food companies to make healthier products for us to purchase.

So, here is what I want us all to do. Let’s watch the sugar content in our foods. We don’t want to eat foods that raise our glycemic index. Let’s watch for unnecessary sugars that have been added to foods. After all, sugar is what makes tumors grow. Let’s watch for too many ingredients, because that is typically a sure sign that a food has been too modified to retain its health value. And let’s watch out for bleached flours rather than whole grains.

Here are 10 examples of foods that may not seem unhealthy, but really can be if we do not read the ingredient list and labels carefully:

Read Carefully Before You Purchase These 10 Foods

Read labels before purchasing these foods


Please note that this post is intended to share information and ideas, as well as to create conversation. Please consult a medical professional before making changes to your lifestyle.

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Jessica Cohen writes about social good, wellness, paying it forward, and being inspired at Eat. Sleep. Be. . She helps motivate others to overcome life’s hurdles and become healthier in body, mind, and spirit. Read bio and latest posts → Read Jessica's latest posts →

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One thought on “Read Carefully Before You Purchase These 10 Foods

  1. Mary says:

    Seriously? Any slightly educated person will know that NONE of those products are healthy. I was hoping for some real information, not just something obvious that pretty much everyone already knows. Waste of time reading this article

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