Monday, July 12, 2010

The Truth about Food Additives

I recently read an article from The Daily Green that discussed the amount of additives and chemicals that the average American consumes per year.


Would you believe that this number is 9 pounds! 9 pounds of harmful and

potentially life-altering chemicals that are added to our foods - so with that said - are you aware of what you are eating? Of where your food comes from?

Do you buy local? Do you buy organic? Do you buy seasonal?

Well....if you don't....you should. I don't all the time, but I try to as much as I can. Not only is it healthier, but it can help you lead better lives, lose weight and reduce your carbon footprint!

Let's take a look at food additives:



The Truth About Food Additives


Just some food for thought!




12 comments:

The Alpert Fam said...

Thanks for this post! I am really starting to watch what is in our food. It is amazing how a baby changes your perspective! I am having touble find bacon that is nitrate free and not super expensive. If you find any let me know!

selena@howaboutcookie said...

Oh man. Thanks for this post... I tend to default to McD's way more than I want and that whole non-rotting over 4 years makes me shudder.

I have to say that I feel skeptical of "organic" foods too. Do you know of any websites or sources where you can differentiate what's "truly" organic?

Amber said...

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Melissa said...

Great post, I have been eating healthier for years now and articles like these only push me to continue. Following from Tuesday Tag Along :)

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Becky@whatslifewithoutwhimsy said...

Visiting from TTA, That whole happy meal thing made me dry heave a little bit. ewwwwwwwwwwww! I'll be following your blog so i can get some more info on how to be healthier

Kim said...

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Hungry For Living said...

I am a new follower from the blog hop! Hope you come visit soon!I love your blog! Look forward to reading more!

Leenie Lu Lu said...

Ewwww does that really say beaver anal glands...nasty!

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The Iowa Farmer's Wife said...

Love the post! Just posted a blog about Happy Meals and chicken mcnuggets, yesterday! Blah! Great blog, I'll be back! :) Green living might be challenging, but it's so worth it.

katiegirl said...

Yep. And there are companies spending big bucks just so consumers don't find out about these things. It's disgusting.

You might also like a post that I wrote on this subject: http://thelifeandtimesofanordinarygirl.blogspot.com/2010/06/are-we-being-poisoned-pt-1.html And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Keep talking about it! The more people are made aware, the more chance we have of stopping this. People should come before profits!!

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