Food Labels can be Misleading for Diabetics

Since the American Diabetes Association started putting its heart healthy logo on food products in 1995 many other companies have designed similar logos and placed them on their products as well, in part as a marketing campaign to try and leer more health conscious shoppers into buying their products. Which may be fine for some people but for a diabetic it can be a dangerous situation.

Food Labels & Diabetics

If you are a diabetic and see a new product or perhaps one you had not seen in the past sitting on the shelf with a logo that leads you to believe it is healthy you may pick up and toss it in the shopping cart. Before you do that read the ingredients. Many of the new “healthy” logos are misleading and you could be putting your health in danger!

So-Called Healthy Foods

The Prevention Institute conducted a review of 58 children’s food products that had a healthy logo on the front of the package and much to their dismay, 84% of those “healthy” foods were not healthy at all! More than 95% of the products reviewed contained high amounts of sugar. For a diabetic looking for healthy foods these products could do some serious damage!

Conclusion

Never take a product at face value it does not matter if it comes in a heart shaped box with a smiling doctor standing next to it flip the box over and read the ingredients.

Source: http://www.diabeteshealth.com/read/2011/01/31/7033/front-labels-on-food-...

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