Food labels are oftentimes confusing and misleading, driving consumers to ignore nutritional warning signs in a state of confusion. Luckily, in addition to researching toxic ingredients that are often present in food products, there are 8 red flag words and phrases that can help identify a product that you may want to avoid.
1. Sugar Free: Oftentimes products with the “sugar free” label contain aspartame, an artificial sweetener that has been linked to brain tumors and other health concerns.
2. Fat free: Healthy fats are essential for optimum health and fat loss. These fats include Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, which are necessary for proper brain function and development. In addition, MSG may oftentimes be added to improve the flavor of “fat free” products.
3. Artificial flavors - While ‘natural’ flavors may oftentimes be just as bad, artificial flavors are synthesized in a lab, and not recognized correctly by the body. Look for food-based flavorings instead.
4. Pure - Products that are labeled as 100% pure can contain synthetic ‘flavor packs’ that contain a cocktail of chemicals. In fact, it has come out that most orange juice brands actually are flavored to taste like orange juice using such methods.
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