Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Are we really consuming this garbage?

I have been trying to make some lifestyle changes lately. Especially now that I am a mother, I am responsible for what my children are eating to help them grow.  Yes I do have alot of cupcakes and goodies posted on my blog..{I still have to treat my family every now and then}, Plus I love creating things with sugar.  Kind of contradicting but its all about balance and not deprivation right?!
 I have come across some wonderful books lately about eating "cleaner".  Pretty much that means to cut out processed food and eat more whole natural foods that come right from the source.  Foods that are not made in a science lab.  I have noticed lately on the back of food packaging that I can hardly pronounce words on the ingredient lists.  It is now programmed in my head that I need to make a change.  I do not want to eat this garbage anymore.  So the last couple visits to the grocery store I have been purchasing healthy foods in the produce department and trying to avoid the middle aisles as much as possible. For example:

I needed syrup for my kids pancakes . {instead of buying the no name syrup I bought 100% pure maple syrup}, And I loaded  up on tons of fruit and veggies.

Small baby steps each time I go will help me to make a gradual change that I know I will be able to stick to in the long run.

this below is a example of BAD processed food ingredients:

Here are a few ingredients in a McDonald’s hamburger bun. I am sure it isn’t only McDonald’s hamburger buns either; you can find these chemicals in many of our every day processed food products .
  • Ammonium sulfate – According to the Materials Safety Data Sheet this stuff is harmful if swallowed
  • Calcium carbonate – Antacid with several side effects
  • Sodium propionate – Is used in bakery products as a mold inhibitor
  • Calcium sulfate – Pigment in white paint, soil conditioner and also known as Plaster of Paris
  • Ammonium chloride – Causes irritation to the gastrointestinal tract
Now think to an entire day ,what other bad chemical did I eat?

1 comment:

  1. It is so crazy to think we consume so much junk... without a second thought!! We buy organic and go to the local farmers market : ) Eventually we want a garden to grow our own food!!