Read the labels !!!
I highlighted “original” in the last paragraph because look what I discovered when I decided to “live a little” and picked up a box of Roasted Garlic Triscuits.
This is the complete list of ingredients for the Original Triscuits:
“WHOLE WHEAT, SOYBEAN AND/OR PALM OIL, SALT. CONTAINS: WHEAT. 0 - SUGAR”
Now, compare that with the ingredients on the side of the same looking box of Triscuits but with the addition of roasted garlic:
“WHOLE WHEAT, SOYBEAN OIL, MALTODEXTRIN, SALT, MONOGLYCERIDES, GARLIC POWDER, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE (FLAVOR ENHANCER), NATURAL FLAVOR, CORNSTARCH, DISODIUM INOSINATE AND DISODIUM GUANYLATE (FLAVOR EHANCERS), HYDROLYZED WHEAT AND CORN AND YEAST PROTEINS, SESAME OIL. 0 - SUGAR”.
Isn’t that amazing? Actually it was my sharp-eyed daughter who pointed that out to me and it makes me realize how very important it is to READ THE LABLES ! All those “mono-hyrdo-glycer-late-iums” must be in there for a reason and I doubt very much if it’s to promote good health !!
So, to sum up … my first line of action is to ALWAYS read the labels and find the products that fit my new dietary lifestyle. This will be time consuming but I plan to make a list of those that pass the test and will keep it handy when I go shopping.