As Brain Warriors, we pride ourselves on reading nutrition labels and making smart choices when it comes to food shopping. But just how good are you at reading those labels?
I hit the grocery store the other day and looked at the ingredients on some very popular food items—actually, more like anti-nutrition items! If you’re committed to living a brain healthy life, you’ve given up eating most packaged and processed foods, but you might have indulged in these items at some point in your life.
It’s time for a little test. Look at the following three ingredient lists and let me know what brand name food you think they correspond to. You can put your answers in the comments section on my Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/TanaAmenBSNRN
Ready, Warriors? Let the guessing begin! (And share this quiz with your friends and family to help grow the #BrainWarriorsTribe.)
Food Product #1 Whole grain oats Sugar Oat flour Corn syrup Modified corn starch Corn starch Dextrose Salt Gelatin Trisodium phosphate Yellows 5 & 6 Red 40 Blue 1 Other color added Natural and artificial flavor Vitamin E Calcium carbonate Zinc and iron Vitamin C B Vitamin (niacinamide) Vitamin B6 Vitamin B1 Vitamin A B vitamin (folic acid) Vitamin B12 Vitamin D3
Food Product #2 Corn syrup High fructose corn syrup Water Cellulose gum Caramel color Salt Natural and artificial flavor Sodium benzoate Sorbic acid Sodium hexametaphosphate
Food Product #3 Milk chocolate (sugar, cocoa butter, chocolate, lactose, skim milk, milkfat, soy lecithin, artificial flavor) Peanuts Corn syrup Sugar Skim milk Butter Milkfat Partially hydrogenated soybean oil Lactose Salt Egg whites Artificial flavor
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