Your diet, your choice


This article looks at how many savoury sauces actually has high sugar content. This is usually down to us being a nation of sugar addicts and us wanting more and more of these foods. The higher sugar content means people will go back and buy more, perfect for the manufacturers.

However we live in a free market and democratic society and it is up to the manufacturers what they sell, as long as they meet regulatory requirements. We here at Acacia Homecare franchise know we have the choice to eat the foods or not and it is up to us to identify the right foods. It is difficult to walk past all these colourful packages with picture of tasty meals on them and very easy to pick one up, knowing dinner is sorted with minimum fuss. But as it says in the article, reading the label is important. The list of ingredients you see on the packaging gives an indication of what the main ingredients are – so if sugar, salt and fats are the first three ingredients, you can be sure the product you have picked up is made up of mainly that!

It’s okay to indulge now and then – we all do it, even the healthiest of us, after all variety is the spice of life, but some things are left for just that. So next time you are at the supermarket and that tasty looking jar catches your eye, check the ingredients and labelling and you can decide if it’s worth putting into your basket. If you decide to take it anyway – remember, less is a lot more..

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