I love to nerd out when reading nutrition facts labels anytime I grocery shop. Yet, it was only when I went to the #blackveganfest
today I was reminded of that old Shakespearean proverb that "brevity is the soul of wit." Basically, meaningful thought or written/spoken words should be simple - in other words, less is more.
Simple ingredients. Simple processing. Simple application. This was the lesson learned when I visited or tried these vendor's products, which stemmed from simple practices they incorporated within the actual product or through its manufacturing of it.
The best #nutritionfacts
hack advice I could give is to consume, use, treat, eat or heal with fewer than five ingredients. Seven to nine though if you like hot foods - cause you gotta include those (non-caloric) extra spices and herbs on the list! 😉
Also, always check the macro breakdown: in order of priority, protein trumps (good) fat, and good fats trump carbs. Healthy fats has an edge above healthy carbs, IMHO. While carbs are last, they're certainly not least - keep them in your dietary rotation as part of a post-workout meal, a few hours after your workout for maximum benefit.
And finally, please stay away from any food ingredients that end in -eth, -ol, -ose, -oxynol and sorbate, or have the prefix for skin ingredients like DEA-, MEA-, PEG-, PPG-, TEA- or any other unpronounceable words that can absolutely be no bueno! 😝
So many chemicals, so little time: if you're interested, here are two short yet sweet guides to refer to... on toxic food ingredients to avoid: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/common-food-additives#section2
as well as for the skin: https://www.ynatural.com.au/what-is-y/ingredients-to-avoid/