Jeffrey Novick, MS. RD. LD. LN of the Pritikin Center reveals what the food companies don’t want you know about food labels. A former manager at Kraft Foods, Dr. Novick blows the lid off the tricks the food industry uses to keep you fat, ignorant, and buying their “health” food. I know that I have written about this previously, but I am frequently asked about food labels so it seems worth repeating. Here is what Jeffrey Novick recommends.
- Fat: All we really need is 3 – 5 of our total calories from essential fats. In the US, most people are getting 35% of their calories from fat and often not essential fats. When buying packaged products, stay with 20% or less of total calories from fat.
- Sodium: You should have 250 mg. or less of sodium per day. 1 tsp of salt is 2200 mg. The US daily average of sodium intake is 3,000 to 5,000 mg per day. (10% of this comes from the salt shaker, most of the rest from processed foods).
- Sugar: Sugar & carbs are our main source of energy. The brain needs about 500 calories from sugar per day. The issue is not total sugar but added (refined) sugar. There should be no added sugar in the first 3 – 5 ingredients. the average American gets 20% of their calories from refined sugar – about 140# to 150# per year.
- Carbohydrates: since 1980, 90% of carbs in US come from white flour. When reading Nutrition Facts, don’t be concerned with Total Carbs – but do be concerned with added/refined carbohydrates. Make sure that the ingredients read “whole” grains – accept nothing less.
Changing how you eat can be difficult after a lifetime of eating habits and traditions. But, it only takes 3 weeks to change your taste buds! That’s right, if you eat fat free fruits, vegetables and whole grains for just 3 weeks, food that are full of fat and sodium just won’t taste good.
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