A few weeks ago, I posted a blog about a food label DEALBREAKER. A dealbreaker is an ingredient so heinous and bad for you – that I don’t even care what else is in that food product. If it contains the dealbreaker ingredient – that’s all you need to know. Don’t eat it, don’t buy it – just walk away.
Today I’m talking about another kind of food label dealbreaker. This one isn’t exactly one single ingredient – rather it’s a whole collection of ingredients.
Check out the video to see what I’m talking about.
If You Can Count, You Can Avoid Unhealthy Food.
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“The list of ingredients on a food label should not be longer than your mailing address”.
What’s Good For The Food Isn’t Always Good For YOU.
A lot of the time, manufacturers will add things to your food because it’s very, very good for the food. Certain additives can make the food last longer on store shelves. Other substances help the food stay fresh-looking and colorful. This is all good – for the food. But, to your poor body, these substances are fake and unrecognizable. They are not found in nature and so your body doesn’t quite know how to deal with them. This can put your liver in a real jam, and slowly start to gum up the works of your entire digestive system, leading to – you guessed it – weight gain and overall yuckiness.
Use Your All-Natural Noodle.
I don’t know about you, but when I am making a salad dressing at home, for example, I don’t normally add phosphoric acid, monosodium glutamate, and calcium disodium EDTA. I just don’t keep those items in my pantry. Do you?
And though, I know, I know, manufacturers will swear up and down that all these bizarro, chemical-sounding ingredients are ‘safe’ – it just doesn’t sit right with me to purposely eat additives and preservatives like that. Not when there are so many other options. As I demonstrate in the video, there ARE products that don’t use all that junk – but you have to be willing to look on the labels and do a little comparison shopping.
You can also start doing a bit more cooking at home so that you are 100% certain of what you’re eating.
What’s the moral of this story? Please look at your food label and go for the product with the fewest ingredients and NO chemical-sounding ingredients. The end.
To your health!