If you’ve ever traveled abroad, you probably noticed how some of the foods you enjoy back home taste just so slightly different than in the country you’re visiting. Well, it’s not just your jet-lagged mind playing tricks on you – turns out similar foods can have drastically different ingredients in different countries and it’s actually kind of disturbing.
American author and food blogger Vani Hari, going as Food Babe online, recently compared the same or similar foods in the UK and the USA and found out that even though they might look similar visually, their composition varies quite greatly.
1- McDonald’s French Fries
2-Quaker Instant Oatmeal Packets
Hari went on to explain how trusting the front of a food package can be a big mistake. “Claims like “natural”, “healthy”, “diet”, and “sugar-free” mean very little. Instead, always flip over the product and read the ingredient list. This will tell you the truth about what you are eating,” explained the writer. “If the food contains any additives or preservatives, ask yourself why they are used and whether they’re really necessary. If you don’t know what an ingredient or additive is or how it can affect your health, put the product back and look for a product made with real food instead.”