I never read food labels until I started going out with Wendy. She’s studying to be a nutritionist. When we go grocery shopping, she reads every label.
Wendy: You’re not buying that, are you?
Ichirou: Well, I was thinking about it. Why?
Wendy: Each serving size has 30 grams of fat, and 10 of those are trans fat. The sodium level is through the roof, and it’s full of carbohydrates. Do you really want to put that in your body?
Ichirou: Um, I guess not.
Wendy: What are these cookies doing in the basket?
Ichirou: Those are my favorite. I always get them. I got the low-fat kind, see?
Wendy: Even so, they’re full of calories. They may be reduced fat, but they’re not low fat. You don’t eat this kind of cereal do you?
Ichirou: Yeah, I do.
Wendy: Look at the percent daily values. You get nearly no nutrients and no dietary fiber, and it’s full of sugar.
I really like Wendy, but I’m not sure how long I can take this. She has the best of intentions, but will my stomach ever forgive me if I keep going out with her? That’s the question.
1. food labels 食品标签
2. nutritionist n.营养家
3. serving size 份量大小
4. gram n.克
5. fat n.脂肪
6. trans fat 反式脂肪酸
7. sodium n. 钠
8. through the roof 此处指纳的含量很高
9. carbohydrate 碳水化合物
10. low-fat 低脂的
11. calorie n.卡路里
12. reduced fat 低脂，降脂
13. cereal 谷类食物，麦片粥
14. percent daily values 每日所需标准百分比
15. nutrient n. 营养素,养份
16. dietary fiber 膳食纤维
17. sugar n.糖
18. the best of intention 出于好心