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133: The RIGHT way to read a food label

by | Jan 11, 2021 | 1 comment

When you’re looking at new foods at the grocery store, and you’re trying to figure out if they’re healthy or not, what’s the first thing you do?

You probably flip over the package and look at the Nutrition Facts label, right?

Well, there’s just one problem with that strategy…

These labels were practically designed to deceive you.

That’s why in this episode, I reveal the TRUTH about what’s on the label and explain how corporations play a BIG role in what you see on the package. I also show you how YOU can read these labels to become a more informed consumer and explain some of the more mysterious ingredients on your labels, like ‘natural flavors’ and ‘soy lecithin’.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The “harmless” ingredient that’s worse for you than table sugar (and what manufacturers DON’T want you to know about it) (3:00)
  • How nutritional labels are tricking you into eating TONS of sugar – and how to calculate the REAL sugar content (4:00)
  • Why I pay NO mind to the calorie content on the label – and why you shouldn’t either (13:00)
  • Where those cravings are REALLY coming from  – and how they are ultimately affecting your weight (14:10)
  • One of the easiest secrets to losing weight (this trick has nothing to do WHAT or how MUCH you eat) (16:30)
  • The “blue zone secret” to protein consumption – and why you should IGNORE the FDA’s daily recommended intake (17:00) 
  • The “healthy” processed foods you should ALWAYS avoid (This one may surprise you) (18:00)
  • Why even a BUG wont touch these foods – and what YOU can learn from it (warning: they include some classic favorites) 
  • The “energy essential” that most of our foods are missing (and where to find it) (22:00)
  • The scary truth about some gluten-free commercial products – and how to protect yourself (26:00)
  • My “label rule” for determining whether a product is Plant-Paradox approved (29:00)
  • 3 tricks I share with ALL of my anemic patients – and how YOU can use them to support your iron levels (30:15) 

Mentioned on this episode: 

My interview with Dr. David Kessler 

Dr. Spector Diet Myths 

Energy Paradox by Dr. Steven Gundry – preorder here!

Ep 129: If you eat fat – you NEED to hear this

You might also enjoy: 

120: Worse than sugar? You’ll be SHOCKED

117: Could THIS be the ideal way to eat?

059: Yes, you CAN eat too much protein (it’s actually easy)

118: Dr. Gundry says: go ahead, bake bread!

Episode Transcript: 

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About Dr. Gundry

Dr. Steven Gundry is a renowned heart surgeon and New York Times bestselling author of “The Plant Paradox” and “The Plant Paradox Cookbook.”

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