A couple of months ago I wrote about the importance of Reading the Ingredients on food labels and how the nutrition facts don’t really matter but what DOES matter is what you are actually eating…
Are there preservatives?
What kind(s) of fat(s)?
Made up of tons of chemicals?
If you don’t read the ingredients you can be deceived in today’s food market. Industries marketing strategies are to spend the least amount of MONEY to get the most MONEY. Their labels can be misleading because they might contain a tiny bit of what you think you are buying but the rest is made artificially!
The case of the missing blueberries in blueberry muffins!
Take a look at this AWESOME Video:
Missing Blueberries Recap:
Here are just some of the misleading products that contain little or NO BLUEBERRIES:
Total Blueberry Pomegranate Cereal
Kellogg’s Blueberry Pop Tarts
Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats Muffin variety
Special K Blueberry Fruit Crisps
Betty Crocker’s Fiber One Blueberry muffin mix
Target brand bagels
What these products DO contain are “blueberry bits,” “crunchlets,” or other artificial or FAKE blueberry flavors MADE UP of red #40, blue #2 and other artificial colors, sweetened with sucralose, high fructose corn syrup, fructose, sugar, along with partially-hydrogenated vegetable oils and other stuff.
What can you do?
“Read the ingredients. If you see artificial colors on the list — and they’re usually found at the very bottom of the ingredients list — just don’t buy that product.” And I say better yet, if it says the word ARTIFICIAL then don’t get it!
Or…. if you really want Blueberry muffins, make your own! Check out these blogs for some great recipes:
In Daniela’s Kitchen you can get an awesome recipe for gluten & sugar free blueberry muffins made with almond flour, a recipe I added to my list to make ASAP!
Or here for healthy blueberry protein muffins! Sounds good to me!