I was opening up a can of tuna today for lunch to make a sandwich (while desperately trying to be quiet so the kitty couldn’t hear), and I was noting the label and its words about Omega 3s. Next to “made with whole grains” (what a crock that is), “Omega 3” is the next buzz word to be seen on labels.
Funny how packaging changes to be viewed through whatever health glasses the public is wearing currently. I remember when all the labels on tuna were about being dolphin safe. So, what – do the dolphins not matter anymore? Is it now the norm that all tuna is dolphin safe, or have fisheries gone back to the old (probably cheaper) ways? I don’t know – and I don’t have the label to tell me that anymore.
I don’t mind the Omega 3 label so much. The whole grain thing is what really gets me. Yes – this product was made with whole grains, which were whole until they were processed and all the nutrients taken out. Some cracker or cereals actually say “made with 18 grams of whole grains” – like that is something to be proud of. Almost seems like they are implying that there is a ton of fiber in the product.
You know, HFCS is made from corn, too. Corn is a grain. Must be healthy and good for you, right??
It is so important to take your own health and education into your own hands. Being able to read past the label and the hype is so much work, but it has to be done.