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Kick Start Your Fat Loss – Tip 32

 

Read the Label! You’ll be amazed at what they put in foods, all kinds of coloring, preservatives, flavor enhancers and who knows what else. Even something as simple as peanut butter can contain sugar, salt, and other non-peanut stuff.

Here’s the label from Jif PB

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size 2 Tbsp (31g)
  • Amount per Serving
  • Calories 190
    Calories from Fat 140

% Daily Value*

  • Total Fat 16g 25%
    • Saturated Fat 3g 16%
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 65mg 3%
  • Total Carbohydrate 6g2%
    • Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
    • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 7g
  • Iron4%
  • Vitamin E 15%
  • Riboflavin 2%
  • Niacin 20%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Ingredients:

MADE FROM ROASTED PEANUTS, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: FULLY HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL (RAPESEED AND SOYBEAN), MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, MOLASSES, SUGAR, SALT.

Product Claim Information:

Less Sugar. 33% Less Sugar than Regular Jif Peanut Butter. Simply Jif Peanut Butter contains 2g of sugar per serving. Regular Jif Peanut Butter contains 3g sugar per serving. Low Sodium.

Did you catch that last line?? 33% less sugar because they only ADDED 2gm instead of 3 gms. Sorry, REAL Peanut butter has NO Sugar!!

Now here’s the label for Jif Low Fat PB SPREAD – 60% peanuts. Hmm ok so what did they replace the peanuts with??

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size 2 Tbsp (36g)
    Amount per Serving
    • Calories 190
      Calories from Fat 100

    % Daily Value*

    • Total Fat 12g 19%
      • Saturated Fat 2g 10%
      • Trans Fat 0g
      • Polyunsaturated Fat 3.5g
      • Monounsaturated Fat 6g

      Cholesterol 0mg0%

    • Sodium 220mg9%
    • Total Carbohydrate 15g5%
      • Dietary Fiber 2g7%
      • Sugars 4g
    • Protein 7g
    • Calcium 2%
    • Iron 4%
    • Niacin 30%
    • Vitamin B6 6%
    • Folic Acid 8%
    • Magnesium 15%
    • Zinc 6%
    • Copper 10%

Not a significant source of vitamin A and vitamin C.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Ingredients:

PEANUTS, CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, SUGAR, SOY PROTEIN, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: SALT, FULLY HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OILS (RAPESEED AND SOYBEAN), MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, MOLASSES, MAGNESIUM OXIDE, NIACINAMIDE, FERRIC ORTHOPHOSPHATE, ZINC OXIDE, COPPER SULFATE, FOLIC ACID, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE.

Kosher Information:

 Product Claim Information:

Reduced Fat – 25% less fat than Peanut Butter. Contains 12g of fat per serving compared to 16g in Peanut Butter.

 Really??? Are you going to eat that? Soy in their low fat PB, molasses in their regular PB, that’s so they can make it sweet without saying sugar. Ugg.

 Get real peanuts and grind them yourself. Natural, fresh ground PB it tastes great & doesn’t have all those chemicals.

 

Let’s look at Kashi Original Cold Cereal, here’s the label:

Notice the Protein – 13gm per serving. Sounds good, now read the Ingredients. Where does the protein come from?? Soy Grits and Soy Protein. You should already know how I feel about soy, it’s worthless and causes many health issues. What worse is that they use Genetically Modified Soy (GMO) – Franken-Soy.

 Of course this is also high in carbs, it is a cereal, but at least they are using  more nutritionally dense grains.

Sugar – 6 grams? There shouldn’t be any sugar in it, but they add evaporated cane juice syrup (sugar – most of which comes from sugar cane) and evaporated can juice? I’m not sure what the difference is but they have it listed that way.

 Natural Flavors… Hmm doesn’t the grain and soy already have their own flavor that you have to add “natural” flavors to it? Where do those flavors come from?? Beats me..

 Next Up – Weight Watchers SmartOnes – Breakfast Quesadilla

 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 113g

 

Amount Per Serving

Calories 230 Calories from Fat
70

 

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 7g 12%

Saturated Fat 3g  15%

Monosaturated Fat 2g

Polyunsaturated Fat 2g

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 15mg  6%

Sodium 580mg   24%

Total Carbohydrate 29g    10%

Dietary Fiber 7g    26%

Sugars 1g

Protein 12g

 

Vitamin A4%

Vitamin C0%

Calcium20%

Iron8%

* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they be

 

There is NO ingredients list on the web that I’ve been able to find which leads me to think this stuff is full of preservatives, soy, loads of chemicals and artificial coloring & flavor enhancers. But they are touted as healthy, probably not.

  •  One box is 2 servings, I’m sure everyone will pick on the fact they should put one back in the freezer for the next day and not eat both at once!

 So the whole point of this is READ THE LABEL understand what it is telling you and pay attention to the ingredients list.

 Your best bet for buying foods is get them a fresh as possible, as raw as possible, as whole as possible and locally grown! — That’s healthy eating!!