Tren For Sale every food available today has at least one frightening or dire thing attached to it. It is estimated that we consume 13-20 assorted pesticides, insecticides, and fumigants on any given day. With stats like these its easy to be scared of even so called healthy foods such as apples and broccoli.
Here are some facts you should know about the most commonly ingested foods:
Probiotics in yogurt are show to play a positive role in digestive health. But with most companies not listing the amount of probiotics, it is hard to know what you are ingesting. Add an enormous amount of sugar per serving and all positive health effects have been negated. Now for the truly awful part. FD&C no. 40 a very popular food coloring is derive from coal tar. The natural option (pink,purple and red hues) are make from carmine also know as ground up beetles. Yes the beetles feed on red berries then have their egg and abdomen extracted and their shells ground up. Companies are not require to list this on the package.
Bread can vary widely in nutritional value. Look at labels for hidden fats such as hydrogenated vegetable oil, vegetable oil shortening, and trans fats. Also frequently added is sugar in the form of high-fructose corn syrup and caramel coloring. Do not fooled by claims that grains and seeds have add to your loaf of bread, it may white bread with a sprinkling of seeds on the top. White flour is sale as “enrich wheat flour”. Whole grain bread must contain the following three components of the grain: the bran, the germ and the endosperm. Make sure your bread says 100% whole grain, otherwise it just is white flour. The final check is the amount of fiber. A whole grain slice must contain at least 3 grams of fiber.
The most popular fruit is full of phytonutrients that function as antioxidants, and reduce your risk of lung cancer, diabetes, and asthma. One apple provides the same amount of antioxidant activity as 1500 mgs of vitamin c. Never peel an apple, even though the skin can host a massive amount of chemicals. Wash thoroughly with an organic based food wash and a vegetable brush. The reason for the wash? Well to remove the host of chemicals such as iprodione, vinclozolin, captan, chlorpyrifos, wax, and shellac. Yes shellac, the same compound your grandfather used to coat the hard wood floors with. It is use in supermarket apples to give them their shine. Mmmmm, mmmm, good. Shellac is also make from beetles.
What a great way to make veggies more palatable. A good dressing can introduce heart healthy fats to your diet. Unfortunately commercial dressings are a collection of sugars, huge amounts of calories and fats, and basically a lot of crap. Read the ingredient list because the dressing you use can be the difference between having a healthy salad and one laden with MSG, artificial flavorings, sodium, sugar, trans fats, mayo, etc. Fat free dressings are not what they seem, as they use sugar to compensate for flavor lost, and they usually have more sugars and calories.
Natural flavoring is another misleading phrase used by food manufacturers to garner a free pass in order to avoid listing what is really in their product. Example a vinaigrette can contain tomato extract, but not list any tomatoes on the ingredient list. It is all good unless you have an allergy to tomatoes. Xanthan gum is another substance use in most bottled dressings. It is derived from a bacteria and use to stabilize oils and thicken liquids. Stick with vinaigrettes and be choosy, or even better make your own dressing with olive oil and vinegar.