Did you know that there are 3 letters on food labels that you MUST avoid, especially if they’re at the beginning of the list of ingredients?
Those letters are OSE.
Let me explain.
You see, spotting sugar on food labels isn’t quite as easy as it once was. Yep, now that food manufacturers are aware that consumers of the current day are much more discerning than those of yesteryear, they’re doing everything they can to disguise sugar on their lists of ingredients.
These days, it’s not likely that you’ll see “sugar” at the forefront of an ingredients list, but instead you’ll see these code names:
And the worst of the worst, high fructose corn syrup.
If you see any of the above -ose words in the first 3 or 4 ingredients on a food label, rest assured that product is LOADED with sugar, and you should be avoiding it.
Beyond that, I’ll go as far to say that if a product contains high fructose corn syrup (the worst of the worst man-made sugars) in ANY amount, you should avoid it like the plague. Simply put, the invention of high fructose corn syrup is one of the leading causes of obesity in this great country of ours.
Beyond that, there’s another non-sugar -ose word not listed above that’s become extremely popular in the last few years. While it doesn’t carry the sugar content that the above ingredients do, it’s been clinically shown to destroy essential, healthy bacteria in your gut. If you regularly consume products with this “other” -ose ingredient, you can really do a number on your immune system and digestive health.
Even worse, this non-sugar -ose ingredient is being added to “health foods” left and right, but it’s actually slowly destroying your health every time you consume it.
Two years ago, I made a choice to completely eliminate this ingredient from my diet. I recommend you do the same.