· By Richard Simmerman
WTH Is Up With Nutrition Labels? : Your Guide to Sugar-Sleuthing
So, you're annoyed with food companies that write hidden codes on the back of your food? Us too. We're about to embark on a journey that'll turn you into a bonafide nutrition label sleuth. It's time to unravel the enigma of nutrition labels and decode the mysteries of hidden sugars. And don't worry, we've got your back - no sleuthing skills required!
The Big Reveal of the Food Label
Oh, the food labels. They're like tricky puzzles, right? But don't worry, r; we're here to clear up the mystery. You want to discover the truth about those hidden sugars so you can make intelligent choices. Let's start!
The Label Breakdown: A Trip Through the Ingredients
First, there's the list of ingredients, which is like a treasure map for what's in your food. Have strange-sounding compounds ever stumped you? We're listening. At Enjoy Ceres Snacks, it's essential to be real. There are no ingredients in our granola that sound like a bad chemistry experiment. Just simple, natural things that you can say.
The Portion Quest: Serving Size
Every label starts with the serving size, like a map scale for the following nutritional information. But let's be honest: who actually eats those tiny servings? Remember this as you try to figure out what the label means so you know what's on your plate.
The sweet truth about total sugars is revealed.
Don't go! Before you write off a product that says "no sugar added," turn it over and look at the "Total Sugars" section. Natural sugars from fruits and dairy are cool, but you want to eliminate those sneaky added sugars. What's more? Enjoy Ceres Snacks is about keeping things real. Our granola is about the honest crunch, with no tricks like adding sugar. We have no sugar at all!
From most important to less important
Here's how it works: the ingredients are listed in the order of how much they make up the whole. So, if sugar or one of its other names is at the top of the list, think twice about that choice. But you don't have to worry about that with Ceres Snacks. We have nothing to hide and everything to nourish.
The Sugar Safari: Hidden Sugars
Let's go on a sugar safari! Watch out for sneaky sugars like high fructose corn syrup, maltodextrin, and anything that ends in "ose." They're like the ninjas of sugar because they can sneak into your snack without noticing. But don't worry, because our granola keeps things simple, you can confidently snack.
The Big Finish: Enjoy Ceres Snacks, the Guru of Transparency
Let's talk about something cool before we go. Enjoy Ceres Snacks isn't just about food; it's also about honesty and keeping things simple. We're here to help you make better food choices without jargon or guesswork. The list of ingredients in our granola is as easy as a walk in the park. There's nothing weird or fake about it.
So, there you have it, sugar detectives! Nutrition labels don't have to be hard to understand. Now that you know what to do, you can handle the grocery store aisle like a pro. And remember that Enjoy Ceres Snacks has your back – naturally – when you're looking for simple, healthy food.
Now that you know how to read those labels, you can snack with confidence.
About the Author :
Rich Simmerman is the Co-Founder and CEO of Enjoy Ceres Snacks. He holds a Colin T. Campbell Certification in Plant Based Nutrition.