An Effort to End Nutritional Ignorance
OK, it’s been a long time since I Ranted.
But This really ticks me off. When companies sell a “food”, for example sunflower seeds, the consumer should expect that they are in fact buying…..SUNFLOWER SEEDS. Not some chemicalized version of a sunflower seed. Just like if you buy Mayonnaise, it shouldn’t have EDTA in it, same with Triscuits, or anything else out there.
I used to pick an item up and look at its fat content. If it was high I was supposed to avoid it.
Then I was taught to look at the carbohydrate count. If there were too many carbs or sugars, I was taught it would make me fat.
I now know, what really matters, in fact the ONLY thing that matters when you buy a food, is that you look at THE INGREDIENT LIST!
It’s what’s IN the food that matters!
Additives, fillers, preservatives, flavor enhancers are added to almost everything! And they are known to cause obesity, diabetes, behavioral problems, and cancer.
So what are our stores filled with them?
See the two examples below:
The Trades Joes Sunflower seeds’ ingredients: Sunflower Seeds, Sunflower oil, and Salt (All reasonable)
The Harris Teeter Sunflower seeds’ ingredients: Sunflower Seeds, Salt, CONRNSTARCH, CORN SYRUP SOLIDS , HYDROLIZED SOY PROTEIN (????)
Are these added ingredients necessary?
So please people, LOOK AT THE INGREDIENTS! Know what you are eating! If you don’t recognize it, can’t pronounce it, or it has numbers or all caps letters in the ingredient list (BHT, EDTA, Yellow 5, etc) Don’t Eat it!
Pledge to yourself, your health and your family’s health, to EAT ONLY REAL FOOD!