- High fructose corn syrup
- Food dye (especially Red #40)
- Modified food starch
- Hydrogenated oils
- Soybean oil
- Autolyzed yeast extract
I find it gets harder and harder to eat well and avoid some of these things. But it IS possible. It's called clean eating and it's what I strive for. I still eat chocolate - but I make sure it's as close to it's pure form as I can get it. I drink coffee - but it's organic decaf. My kids like hot dogs every once in a while - but they are organic uncured 100% beef. They like Mac N Cheese too - but it's Annie's organic. It takes a shift in the budget (there aren't as many coupons for healthy options!) and the mind but it can be done and in the end, I think it's worth it. I truly believe that how we teach our children to eat today will either nurture them for a lifetime of health...or set them up for a laundry list of medical problems later. At the very least, start label reading and know what you're eating and feeding your loved ones. You might be surprised.
PS Stay tuned for further posts on WHY some of these ingredients are avoided and what they do to your body. Eat well!