Labels Matter

juice label
What I was talking about

I tried having a conversation with a friend about health and the importance of reading labels. He was drinking a bottle of juice beverage, specifically, juice mixed with water and High Fructose Corn Syrup. So I thought it would be a good way to chat about nutrition labels. The conversation went something like this:

Me: You know that bottle you’re drinking. It’s not real juice. It’s loaded with corn syrup.

Friend: Well, I just bought a bottle of juice. I don’t look at it as corn syrup.

Me: It’s not that you look at it as corn syrup. It IS corn syrup! It says so right on the label.

Friend: But I am not looking on the label to see that it has corn syrup.

Me: Are you’re saying that you don’t look at labels at all when you’re buying food?
Friend: Of course I look at labels. I look at the most important label – the price tag!

orange-juice-vs-jugo-de-naranja
What he was talking about

3 Comments Add yours

  1. LOL to that sign! Not everyone thinks levels are important, or that food choices are..

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  2. runwright says:

    To be honest, I think he was joking but he really doesn’t read nutrition labels so it was funny/true

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    1. runwright says:

      Isn’t that sign funny? the price is different depending on what language you speak.

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