Not sure what I’m talking about? Just read on and I’ll explain.
Have you recently looked at a kid’s cereal box, such as Fruity Pebbles, and seen the words “whole grain” proudly printed on it? It’s all too common these days, and it doesn’t stop at cereal.
Here’s why this is crazy: even though there may be some whole grains added to that cereal, it’s been highly processed and covered in tons of sugar and other refined carbohydrates. Adding “whole grains” to the product to entice those looking for a healthy reason to eat it is marketing at its finest. And frankly, it’s just plain deceiving to the uninformed buyer.
Don’t be that uninformed buyer. Before purchasing a packaged product that might seem healthy, take a step back and really examine it. It could be an unhealthy food disguised in healthy terms, such as:
- Whole grain
- Gluten free
- All natural
- Etc, etc, etc
And don’t get me wrong—all of these terms can be great descriptions of foods that are actually very healthy for you. But a lot of companies use them as ways to reel you in without you taking a second look at the label.
Next, look at the ingredients. Does the product contain a lot of sugar? Are there a lot of processed oils in it? How’s the sodium level? Does it have any whole foods at all?
Be a packaged food skeptic for yourself and fully analyze each packaged food you consider. Ask yourself: am I comfortable with those ingredients going into my body?
Alternatives to Healthy Junk Foods
The best rule of thumb when eating clean and getting healthier is to limit your processed foods as much as possible and focus on purely whole foods sources instead.
- Fresh or frozen vegetables
- Fresh or frozen fruits
- Whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, or sprouted whole grain bread
- Lean proteins or beans
- Healthy fats like nuts, seeds, and avocado
And if you’re going to look for a nutrient supplement to add to your healthy diet, make sure it’s a high-quality, trusted product like Mimi’s Miracle Minerals.
So, ditch the processed foods. And if you do eat them, make sure you agree with the ingredients and don’t allow labels to fool you into buying something that will just get in the way of your health goals!