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Very often when we go grocery shopping in a supermarket, we just grab what we want and put into the cart. When choosing a new product, we normally will just read the claims at the front of the package and decide whether we would want to try it. DON'T LET THE CLAIMS FOOL YOU!! Those are pure marketing.

Moving towards healthy living, it is important for us to know what exactly we are feeding our body by learning to read the ingredient list. Thanks to the law, the ingredient list is required to be listed by the quantity used from highest to lowest. Generally, the first 3 ingredients make up more than 70% of the product, thus it is the main focus

Let us look at the general soft drink as an example. The first 3 ingredients are typically Carbonated Water, Sugar (fructose, corn syrup, sucrose) and Artificial Flavoring (e.g. caramel, fruit flavors). All 3 ingredients are processed. (i.e. they are not the wholesome version) Imagine this as a mad scientist lab concoction.

Choose wholesome food is because it is easier for the body to break down and they typically are well balanced with fibers and vitamins.
For example, a can of soda has equal sugars as 3-4 orange. However, orange contains fibers that slow down the rate of sugar absorption into the body and phytochemicals that counteract inflammation. Therefore you get less impacted by the sugar ingested despite taking in the same amount of sugar as a can of soda.

After all, being healthy is not so difficult, just have to take note of what you consume.

Come enjoy a drink with OGOKCHA, which only give wholesome drinks. All our drinks have short and clean labeling. NO CREAMER, NO ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, NO ARTIFICIAL COLOURS.

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