It is truly amazing why food manufacturers would want to hide the unhealthy ingredients of their products and most even use nicer sounding names just to trick consumers in buying them. It is ridiculously unreasonable to just do that in order to make profit and deceive consumers with what they’re going to eat. I was wondering if those who work in the company are buying and consuming their own products.
What is more interesting with the situation is that authorities are not requiring manufacturers to use this kind of label in their products unless it is added as a direct ingredient. Remember the post I wrote about “The Dark Side of Healthy Food Labels” wherein hydrolyzed protein is used and MSG (monosodium glutamate) are allowed not to be disclosed? It’s all the same thing and so far there’s only one effective way to avoid it in order to live a healthy lifestyle.
Stop going to the supermarket as many would say.
Yet that alone is hard to resist especially if you are working in an urban setting although it should not be used as an excuse if you really want a healthy lifestyle and reduce your risk of cardiovascular diseases.
I like what David Zinczenko have said about food label lies and I want to quote a few lines from him, “The shelves of your local supermarket and the pages of your favorite chain’s menu are rife with health food impostors”. This is so true and that some shady products conspicuously use and abuse some terminologies like natural and nutritious alternative or substitute. And I have read somewhere that the FDA doesn’t regulate the use of the word natural, thus giving the food industry some allowable margin of freedom for its use even if it is a lie.
If you can’t pronounce or have a hard time reading the ingredient/s on food labels then it’s probably not natural or simply not a healthy alternative. And since when have you seen Cheetos growing in the field? How natural maltodextrin and disodium phosphate be? If not then that should be a processed product.