[Tyler Preston is a recent graduate of USC in Human Biology and is an Athletic Development Intern at Athletic Lab]
I’m a firm believer in the idea that “we are what we eat”. I enjoy cooking my meals because I know exactly what ingredients and nutrients are going into them. That’s why I find myself fortunate to have come from a household where if you don’t cook, you clean. And believe me when I say I hated cleaning. Growing up, then, I was able to learn how to prepare my own meals, and habit kept them proportionate to my proteins, vegetables, grains, and fruit.
The problem many people have, today, is when they get to the grocery store they are bombarded with a crazy amount of advertisements and food claims. Slack FDA regulations have even let some products advertise information that totally misleads their customers. One perfect example is the labeling of bread. Many people nowadays want to buy whole wheat to acquire all three parts of the grain: the Bran, Germ, and Endosperm. This allows the full consumption of the grain’s nutrients from all three parts, the germ, bran and endosperm. The problem is companies will try to trick customers into choosing their products, making them think its wheat. Breads like 12-Grain, 8-Grain, Whole Oats, and even Wheat Bread all don’t have the Bran and Germ, leaving out important fiber and vitamin components. The only breads that are totally wheat bread will say 100% Whole Wheat or Whole Wheat. It’s ridiculous how easy it is for companies to trick customers.
To help spot these tricks, I’ve got a couple of tips for you. Just a few tactics that have really helped me buy what I’m truly looking […]
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