Here are the ingredients to popular brands that offer “healthy” alternatives for people watching their dietary intake. So many clients ask me about low/no carb, sugar, fat products. Just because it has less calories, sugar or fat doesn’t mean it is good for you. In fact, most likely it is BAD for you. Unless you have a health condition that requires you to eat a certain type of diet, there is no reason to subject yourself to the ingredients listed below.
Low Carb Bread: WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR, WATER, WHEAT GLUTEN, YEAST, MODIFIED WHEAT STARCH, SUGAR, CRACKED WHEAT, CELLULOSE FIBER, WHOLE GRAIN WHEAT, SALT, WHOLE GRAIN RYE, WHOLE GRAIN OATS, SOYBEAN OIL, CALCIUM PROPIONATE, WHOLE GRAIN BARLEY, MONO-AND DIGLYCERIDES, NATURAL FLAVOR, DATEM, WHEAT BRAN, WHOLE GRAIN CORN, CELLULOSE GUM, CALCIUM SULFATE, GROUND FLAX MEAL, WHOLE GRAIN MILLET, REB A, SOY LECITHIN, CITRUS ACID, GRAIN VINEGAR, HONEY SOY, POTASSIUM IODATE, CORNSTARCH, SOY FLOUR
Sugar Free Jam: Water, POLYDEXTROSE, CONCORD GRAPES, MALTODEXTRIN, FRUIT PECTIN, LOCUST BEAN GUM, NATURAL FLAVOR, CITRIC ACID, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SUCROLOSE, CALCIUM CHLORIDE, RED 40, BLUE 1
Low Fat Peanut Butter: PEANUTS, CORN SYRUP, SUGAR, PEA PROTEIN, SALT, FULLY HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OILS, MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, MOLASSES, MAGNESIUM OXIDE, NIACINAMIDE, FERRIC ORTHOPHOSPHATE, ZINC OXIDE, COPPER SULFATE, FOLIC ACID, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE
Rule of thumb when it comes to food:
– If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it.
– If you don’t recognize it, don’t eat it.
I encourage you to read the ingredients in your bread, peanut butter and jelly. Let me know what is in them.
Now, what’s in your PB&J?