Aimé Jacquet’s slogan “It doesn’t cost more to eat well” stuck in people’s minds. Remember, it was advertising for Casino cafeterias in the early 2000s. Did you know that 83% of French people buy their product in supermarkets based on price? This is why first-price products are most often purchased and consumed. Compared to big brand products given the price difference. Indeed, depending on the brand, the price can double or even triple. If you too have doubts about the quality of your diet, know that a healthy food is not judged solely by its price. We tell you everything in this article and the first price products to avoid.
Always read the manual
With the daily rhythm, it seems like a waste of time to read these sometimes very small notes on the box and the food tray. But to eat healthy and be sure of the quality of the food you eat, you have to do it right. What should be noticed then?
First of all, check the expiry date, but not only! Also check the manufacturer’s date. To be on the safe side, avoid foods with long expiry dates, two weeks before the prescribed date. You may be wondering why. In fact, scientists were not mistaken about the date. This date is only valid if the food was kept at the indicated temperature at all times.
First price products at the supermarket: 6 ingredients to avoid absolutely https://t.co/b3WZXv6aCC
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Remember that some of these foods have come a long way across countries. Sometimes even from abroad before landing at the expense of supermarkets and stores. Then, whether it’s first prize or big brands, as Olivier Dauvers, specialist in mass distribution, says:
“The more ingredients, the less it’s worth!” »
To say that you should always take the time to read the table of nutritional values. And of course, choose products with less chemicals. There are many ingredients to be wary of and not to consume repeatedly. Don’t worry, we’ll give you the six most commonly used.
6 ingredients not to consume
First, glucose syrup. It is a product used to replace sucrose sugar. Although this product is cheaper in supermarkets, it provides no nutritional value and even poses health hazards. Unlike sucrose which provides glucose, which is a very energetic amino acid.
Second, hydrogenated vegetable fats, or trans fatty acids. These are vegetable based fats. However, it raises bad cholesterol levels and destroys good cholesterol. We say bad cholesterol because they are difficult for the body to dissolve. Its consumption causes cardiovascular diseases. It is important to check these substances in the products you buy in your supermarket.
Third, monosodium glutamate E621 or GMS, it is a very addictive product. It may promote Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. The latter are diseases characterized by progressive and irreversible intellectual impairment.
Fourth, nitrates and nitrites E249, E250, E251, E252. These are pathogens that cause colon cancer. On top of that, these ingredients reduce the ability of red blood cells to carry oxygen. This is methemoglobinemia.
Fifthly, the coloring of caramels, E150c or 150. They, on the other hand, are, according to the WHO, carcinogenic substances. Also, avoid anything with azo dyes E102, E104, E110, E122, E124, E129. They are the cause of the development of hyperactivity of the brain in children.
Lately, it is necessary to ban industrial sweeteners sold as “less caloric”. Just like additives like aspartame, acesulfame K, sucralose, saccharin, thaumatin which are at risk for cancers.
Is it only now that you have become aware of these harmful products, and find that you have eaten large quantities? It is then imperative to stop consuming them and start looking for other healthy foods.
Especially for children, pregnant women, people with fragile health and the elderly. And this, even if they do not show any symptoms of one of these diseases. It is advisable to go see a doctor, indicating the product taken in order to carry out analyses.