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

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