I’ve really been on a path of improving my health over the past year, which has included a lot of self education so I can make better choices for myself. Disclaimer: I post things like this, to share. Not to try to influence how others eat or make them feel bad about their choices, but to provide information that I’ve found helpful or insightful, in one easy, centralized location. Please don’t confuse my passion for food with criticism. What you decide to do with it, is totally up to you, and furthermore, if it really bothers you, don’t read it 🙂 As with everything, what I like or don’t like, what I eat or don’t eat, is up to me. Same for you. If nothing else, I help one person by sharing knowledge, then I consider that a win. My dad used to tell me with regard to attending business classes or seminars, etc. that if you walk away having learned just one thing, then it was beneficial. Same goes for here.
Here are some pretty interesting things I’ve learned about commercial food today (some might have duplicates, but they each contain unique items too):
10 Weird and Gross Ingredients in Processed Food: http://webecoist.momtastic.com/2009/05/08/10-weird-and-gross-ingredients-in-processed-food/
11 Revolting Things Government Lets in Your Food: http://www.radicalhippie.com/revoltingThings.html
7 Grossest Things in Your Food: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/grossest-things-food/story?id=16824388
18 Things Hiding in Your Food: http://www.cbsnews.com/8334-504763_162-57423146-10391704/gross-grub-18-ingredients-hiding-in-your-food/?tag=back
More concerning for me, are the long term affects this stuff has on our bodies-we weren’t meant to eat this stuff, plain and simple. I continue to be baffled by the lack of regulation and safety from governing bodies on the long term effects of consuming this stuff. Hence my self education.