Posted by: suzan | May 14, 2013

Label Lessons: Your Guide to a Healthy Shopping Cart – Products Worth Reviewing

LABEL LESSONS

Being a parent is hard enough with everyday worries about your kids and what they’ll do and how they’ll grow up. With so many manuals and books out there on how to raise your kids among other advice, have you ever considered advice on how to shop for your kids? Well, shopping for food that is – and namely, the right kind of food that will ensure a healthy lifestyle. I’m pretty diligent when it comes to grocery shopping for my son and my family and I am an avid label reader. You have to be nowadays with so many new products out on the industry shouting at you through TV commercials, ads on the internet, magazines, and so forth. As individuals, we are constantly being tempted with new and delicious foods the minute we walk into a grocery store or turn on the TV. And although as strategic and cunning as those advertisements and packaging may be, we do have a lot of control on what we buy and what we shouldn’t buy.

Straddling off the successful book titled, Unjunk Your Junk Food written by the sassy authors and founders of Naturally Savvy, they have created a new e-book called, Label Lessons: Your Guide to a Healthy Shopping Cart (http://www.naturallysavvy.com/labellessons/). Similar to their first book, Label Lessons teaches you how to properly read product labels and compares not only food, but supplements and personal care items as well. It is an invaluable book one which will surely stay in your reading list as well as on your coffee table. And since it’s an e-book, it’s easy to keep it on your tablet, computer, or smartphone should you feel the need to look at it while you’re shopping. The book has clear illustrations of the “bad choice” and the “naturally savvy approved choice”, and gives reasons to why there are differences between the two products. Many reasons are compelling and what I think about when I am buying something new for my son and family to try.

With the convenient age of shopping virtually anywhere in the United States as well as abroad, it seems that convenience may not always be the best choice. We shouldn’t readily rely on processed foods as a go-to for a meal or snack for our children. But when we do, it should always be made with the right choice. Not everyone can afford to purchase organic and natural foods but we can be selective on what we buy for our kids. After all, eating healthy and living a healthy lifestyle will only instill good habits in our children later on. My son is tempted just like any other kid will be when he sees those colorful cereals on TV with the clever animation jumping into their creative minds. After all, advertising and marketing companies know exactly what they’re doing in enticing you to buy the products. Perhaps that’s why obesity and other food-related health issues remain a problem with kids in the United States. It’s all too easy to pick up a box of sugary, sticky, colorful snack rather than eating a piece of fruit or something healthier.

In the book, Label Lessons, I was really impressed at all the details and information that was written. The book relates why artificial food colors are a hazard to one’s health as well as packaging of certain foods that can be dangerous as well. It also covers topics on genetically modified ingredients and how to avoid them, ingredients that can potentially cause irreversible harm to your body, and how to choose the right ingredients. I really liked the recipes offered in the book as well and the ingredients label that defines the differences between what is good for you and what is bad.

Label Lessons is a free e-book for anyone to download and share: http://www.naturallysavvy.com/labellessons/. Feel free to share it with anyone who wishes to start eating healthy or want to get more information than what they already know. And the best part is – Naturally Savvy will donate $1.00 for every share of the e-book via the link above to the Holistic Moms Network (http://www.holisticmoms.org/). And to help you make the right food choices, there are also coupons included in the e-book for you to download and print.

So don’t even think about whether you should read Label Lessons or not. It’s such an insightful and useful book that you will be both shocked and relieved after you finish reading the book.

Disclaimer: The product(s)were sent to the author for review by the manufacturer/PR. All reviews on “Happymomblogger” remain unbiased and unpaid and are the sole decision of the author. The opinions of these product(s) were not influenced in any way, shape, or form. As always, please read the ingredients carefully when trying new products.

Please read the labels and ingredients carefully and follow all manufacturer’s instructions (if any). The products selected for the giveaway were generously donated by the companies/PR to help readers learn more about their products. The winner’s choice in using/consuming these products are entirely up to the winner and will not hold the author and her family liable nor the companies/PR liable. These products are made with non-toxic ingredients but always be safe with what you use and consume.

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