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Read Your Labels Day: Take Photos of Unhealthy Ingredients

Read Your Labels Day: Take Photos of Unhealthy Ingredients

Get the 411 on the unhealthy ingredients that may be hiding in your food by sharing photos on April 11 using the hashtag #ReadYourLabels. In addition to taking photos of the ten ingredients listed below, we encourage you to take photos of Dark Chocolate Deception.

Look for protein bar flavors that are called dark chocolate, but the ingredients list states chocolaty, chocolate flavored coating and vegetable oil, or alternative vegetable fats like palm oil, palm kernel oil, or cottonseed oil. These words mean it is made from fake chocolate! Sometimes, milk is used in fake dark chocolate.

According to Citizens for Health, who created Read Your Labels Day, these are the top ten ingredients to avoid in food.

1. High fructose corn syrup

2. Aspartame

3. Hydrolyzed protein

4. Autolyzed yeast

5. Monosodium glutamate

6. Potassium bromate

7. Brominated vegetable oil, or BVO

8. BHA and BHT

9. Trans fats (partially hydrogenated oils)

10. Artificial colors

NuGo bars do not contain any of these ingredients. Now, you have ten more reasons to feel good about eating NuGo!

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