Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Brace yourself before reading an ingredient statement

Ya'll, this is scary. The donuts that were bought (by another member of this household thankyouverymuch) the other day have three grams of sugar LESS than the high-fiber, low-fat oatmeal bars I've been eating in my quest to not each so much junk.

And on those so-called healthy bars, the second item in the ingredient statement is high-fructose corn syrup.

And high-fructose corn syrup made the list of Dr. Oz's five food ingredients to avoid. Nice.

I guess they have to get flavor from something with all that fiber and no fat in it.

And not to ruin anyone's lunch, but if you want to continue enjoying hot dogs, cut the nutrition label off the package and throw it away. Or you could accidentally see that 110 of the 130 calories in each dog is fat. And that the ingredient statement begins with "...mechanically separated..."

I suppose it's all about moderation. But truly, I'm finding that the bigger the claim on the package, the more you need to turn it over and read the true story in the ingredient statement.

(And maybe you can have donuts guilt-free!)


~ Straight Shooter ~ said...

Holy Crap! Amen sister!
I am about to just give up with the whole rigamaroll.
Big Shooter cannot have ANYTHING with fiber. Cheese, and any kind of oil, or spice goes straight through.
Boy Child is allergic to wheat, corn, peanuts and soy.
What is left, I ask?
Hey that just gave me a post didn't it.
And have a fabulous day!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, hot dogs are scary, but taste so good. I don't buy them too often, but when I do, I at least get good ones. No red water!


Anonymous said...

If we all saw how they made hotdogs, none of us would ever eat them again. Personally, I watched a video and haven't eaten one since.

Also, I bought some low-fat fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt the other day - 23 grams of sugar.