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Read a lesson on labels

If you want to make healthy choices in the supermarket, the two most important things to pay attention to are the amount of saturated fat and the amount of added sugars.

The amount of saturated fat in a product.

It is healthier to choose products that are low in saturated fat. Saturated fats can lead to obesity and cardiovascular disease, while unsaturated fats, on the other hand, ensure healthier blood vessels.

Unsaturated fats also help to reduce the saturated fat content in our body.

In the supermarket, grab a package of grill sausage and a package of smoked meat for bread and compare the amount of saturated fat on the ingredient list.

The smoked meat contains 0.6 gr saturated fat per 100 grams and the grill sausage 9.6 gr per 100 gr. Which is the best to choose?

And now the sugars.

If it says natural or organic on the front of a pack of muesli or a pack of biscuits, most people automatically assume that it is automatically a healthier choice. is.

However, this is a clever and deceptive marketing ploy from the manufacturer. Always look at the sugar content on the ingredient list on the package.

How much sugar does a portion of this muesli or biscuit contain. And is that a lot or a littleg?

100 grams of a standard Quaker cruesli contains 16 grams of sugar per 100 grams, that is. So 4 sugar cubes.

I always take the roasted muesli seeds from Albert Heijn, which is almost as deliciously crispy as the Quaker. This contains 5 grams of sugar per 100 grams. That is a really big difference, with which you can already make enormous health gains.n.

Also pay close attention to the portion size that indicates the number of calories and percentage of sugars and saturated fats on the packaging.

The portion size is determined by the manufacturer and is sometimes considerably smaller than a portion that you see as a portion.

Another trick of the manufacturer is to put on the front of the packaging in cow letters that a product has been reduced in sugars.

Usually the amount of saturated fats in the product is then increased. The manufacturer often does this in order not to have to change the taste.

But it is not bad at all to get used to the taste of a product that is really healthier.

I myself used to drink sugar in my coffee or tea. I don't have to think about that anymore. Or a march, I used to get rid of it in seconds. Now I find that much too sweet because I have been eating considerably less sugar for a few years now than I did before.

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