Tuesday, September 18, 2012

What?!?! What are we eating?!?

The following information is from my new favorite website and blog: Fooducate

Did you know???

In the last 50 years, over 1000 new chemicals and ingredients have been used in food products, without the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) even knowing about them, let alone reviewing their safety.

In several studies, artificial colors have been linked to numerous problems including hyperactivity and cancer. While the FDA has found the evidence inconclusive, health agencies in Europe have required warning labels on products using them.

Processed cheese is also known as “process cheese”, “prepared cheese”, and “cheese food”. Yes, it’s made with regular cheese, but with the addition of one or more of the following: whey, emulsifiers, milk, salts, preservatives, and food coloring. Legally, processed cheese cannot be sold as “cheese”. It needs to be called a “cheese food”. In fact, the FDA highly regulates how products can be labeled based on their cheese ingredient, moisture content, and milkfat:
* Pasteurized process cheese - contains 100% cheese
* Pasteurized process cheese food - contains at least 51% cheese.
* Pasteurized process cheese product - contains less than 51% cheese.

Lunch meats, hot dogs and meals like Lunchables contain Sodium Nitrite (E250) – A naturally occurring mineral used as a preservative in meat products against bacteria that cause botulism. Unfortunately it’s a precursor of carcinogenic nitrosamines, which are especially reactive in young children.

Is this not apalling to you!?! We Americans are consuming nothing but JUNK and then wondering why we are all so sick all the time...... and obese! HELLO!!!  You should just vernture through blog.fooducate.com   It's eye opening, that's for sure.   After an evening of reading this site, I completely changed my grocery shopping lists....  

Until Next Time

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