80% of Russians are reading food labels. ( Survey 2018)

How to read food labels?


What to look at when you are choosing food for you and your family


  • All ingredients are listed in descending order. The closer an ingredient to the top of the list, the more of it you can find in th

  • e food.


  • If the food contains vegetable fat, look for partially hydrogenized or hydrogenized fats. These are trans fats – the most dangerous ones. 


  • Palm oil is not harmful for your health. However, it contains a lot of saturated fat acids (more than 50%), and should be eaten in moderation, just like any other source of saturated fat: red meat or milk.


  • The strawberry-flavored product does not necessarily contain strawberry. Most likely, it has some strawberry-smelling chemical.


  • Dairy products contain 0 to 5% of fat, mostly saturated. Dairy is a valuable source of protein, and great for our health. We recommend to buy milk product with up to 2.5% fat.


  • Labels like "GMI free", "natural", "low-calorie", "farmers' product" etc are just marketing: they do not mean that the food is healthy or particularly good for your health.


  • " means that the product contains more than 0.9% of genetically modified ingredients. GMI "Contains Label