If You Cannot Pronounce It, It is NOT Food

Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate

Calcium Peroxide

Ethoxylated Mono-and Diglycerides

Calcium Sulfate

Monocalcium Phosphate

 

These five ingredients are listed on the ingredient deck of a regular loaf of bread.  This brand is found in every grocery and convenience store around.  For each of these ingredients, the dictionary app said,”There are no definitions available for…”  This means, as a customer, we do not have definitions for the ‘food’ we cannot even pronounce.  Is this for real?  Try it yourself—read the  list of ingredients on a plain loaf of bread.  Check it out on two or three different brands.  Test other usual products in the grocery store;  cookies, cake mixes, cereal, pretzels, granola bars and on and on…

Here is a question:  If ingredients cannot be pronounced nor defined, how in the world is the human body to process them?  If you cannot pronounce it, it is not food!

 

So, now what?  How do we, as consumers, buy real food?  First, be a label reader.  Determine not to eat ‘foods’ that cannot be understood or pronounced.  Remember, it is easier to stay  healthy than to get  healthy.  Cheap food is just that— CHEAP!

 

The closer food stays to it’s original, natural form, the better it is for your health and long-term wellbeing. So, an apple is far better than apple juice.  Each step away from the natural form takes away nutritional value.  So, natural apple cider from fresh pressed apples is far better nutritionally (not to mention tastes better) than apple juice (which has gone through far more steps to make than cider).

 

The goal?  A happier digestive system, a hunger that stays satisfied longer, healthier skin, strong nails, and beautiful hair.  Who does not want any of these wonderful benefits?  Eating is not a past-time!

 

Read your labels, know what you are eating, feed yourself REAl food!

 

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Ingredients in this tomato soup?  Tomatoes, onion, banana peppers, basil, salt, pepper, paprika.  If you cannot pronounce it, it is NOT food! 

 

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