Knowing what we put on our plates may seem ordinary, but in our ultra-consumerist society, it is becoming more and more complicated.
An easy way to change that: learn to read nutritional labels.
We must become actors of our health, really decide what we want to put in our plate
Today, it is essential to choose a product according to its composition, and not according to its brand, its packaging, its advertising, or even sometimes even its taste.
Supermarkets and other hypermarkets have become real temples of consumption, with ever increasing surfaces, and despite an apparent vast choice there is no real diversity.
The thousands of products that fill the shelves of our stores are labeled under only hundred brands. The later belong to only a dozen of large industrial groups driven solely by financial interest.
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Nutrition labels are used in many countries to help consumers make healthier food choices.
In reality, it is necessary to be wary of certain claims such as "without sugar", "light"..., of hidden sugars, of certain additives... the list is long...
Each supermarket visit becomes a burden, even with a magnifying glass it would take hours to decipher all the informations.
What information is provided?
First we have the ingredients list then the nutritional facts table, both required by the European regulation on all pre-packaged food.
They provide a good idea on the quality of the product we consume.
We also find labels, and logos.
Since December 2017 a new labeling system has been enforced by the authorities, the NUTRI-SCORE label to simplify the information for the consumer. What feedbacks do we have?
Throughout a serie of articles , I will try to decrypt for you all these information to save time when you want to make healthier choices.