How will you know that whatever you are eating is healthy? In fact, the question should be, is it possible to know and determine that whatever you have bought in your local store and consuming each and everyday with your family is fit for consumption? The answer to this is plain yes! If you have been wondering, then this article will give you all the answers on how to know if what you are eating is healthy or not.
Always check for labels
Never go to a supermarket or your local store and buy food items without verifying on key issues like the expiry date of the product, company trademark or if it has all the legal requirements met before being submitted for sale in the market.
We all fall prey to buying and eating things that are harmful because we do not take the time to check for very small details as these but if….just if we could teach ourselves to take a minute to read through the labeling to make sure the food we are buying is fresh, or the company trademark from where the food comes from is not fake or if the product has the legal stamp from your country that it has been allowed and proved to be sold in your country (especially on imported foods) then you will never consume anything that is harmful. However, if we ignore, we could end up eating unhealthy foods.
Go through the ingredients before buying
We buy food and eat things that harm us simply because we are not keen enough to check whether the ingredients are right for us. Not everything is fit for everyone. One ingredient could make someone else sick while three or four ingredients on a certain food product could kill someone else. So, before buying food, go through the ingredients section to rule out whether whatever you are buying is fit for you and your family members. This way you will be able to buy what is right for your health.
Ask questions if you are not sure about a product
We have consumer rights and the best place to exercise these rights is in food stores. If you are not sure about something ask. No one is willing to sell or buy something they are not sure about its uses or its value in terms of nutritional requirements. Do not eat food without knowing who should eat or not. Most of us have conditions like diabetes, ulcers and making sure the food you are buying is fit for your condition will save you from eating what is not fit for you. So, ask if you are not sure about something because this could save someone’s life.
Eat fresh farm produce only
We check for expiry dates, ingredients and other legal requirements in packaged food products but when buying farm produce in groceries, always make sure whatever you are buying is fresh and not stale. This guarantees you that what you are eating be it fruits or vegetables are fresh for consumption.
Double check your environment before buying cooked meals
Already cooked meals from restaurants can be a little bit tricky because you will never know what was used for cooking. So, the best way to determine what you are eating is good for you, make a survey on the environment. Start with the cooks, how clean the place/ people are and how they handle and manage food. Based on your judgment, you can choose to buy or ignore the food for your safety.
It is easy to know whether whatever we are eating is good or bad because we need us to make the right decisions each time we go out shopping for food. So, make the right decisions, and you will never doubt what you have in your dinner table.Read More