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Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Just the other day, my sister Jhuaynie who have been a calorie-counter since I opened her eyes to it, asked of the implication of a fat-free in a marshmallow. She voiced her confusion with the information. I assured her that marshmallows really do not have fat in them, BUT if her concern is the calorie it gives…it is loaded with calories due to sugar. I even classify it “empty calorie” since it does not have any significant vitamin or mineral.

Information such as this is mere marketing strategy that may confuse buyers amateur to nutrient consideration. They are misled into believing it is healthy. It is imperative that we read labels .…and we also have to know what information is substantial. Another example is the no cholesterol in vegetable oil. There is definitely no cholesterol in them because cholesterol can be found in animal sources and dairy products. What is imperative in a vegetable oil is the source. If it is a palm, canola, corn…etc. This is where the mono and poly unsaturated fat comes in. They are all considered good oils, but...I'll tell you more next time.

So, next time you see strategies like this, it is best that you look more than that information and read the labels. Or you might end up consuming things you really know nothing about. That instead of being beneficial, it’s unfavorable.




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