There used to be a time when food was simple – you grew it, caught it, or bought it from a local shop or farmer. Things have drastically changed over the years, and now we have bountiful grocery stores and access to foods from all over the world. Food has now become big business, and like any business come marketing. When you head to the grocery store now it can be so confusing as to what products are good for you, which ones are not, and which ones may be making misleading nutritional claims. When trying to eat healthier, we are always told to check the nutrition labels, but they can seem so overwhelming. If you are new to looking at labels, it can be hard to know where to start and which is the most important thing to check out.
It is time to break out your inner detective, and dig a little deeper to make sure you are making the right choices for your family. Lets break down the nutrition labels so that we can focus on the facts, and not the marketing that is on the labels.