Thursday, February 26, 2015

Eat Additive Free Foods to Be Truly Healthy

For anyone to be truly healthy, and as the expression goes, the ‘picture of health,’ one must KNOW exactly what they are eating. You are what you eat. And, the inverse may also be true for some, you eat what you are! Let's be honest with each other; we all have cravings, urges, impulses, desires, needs and wants; this is the nature of Homo Sapiens. And, for most of us, when it comes to food and cravings, well, we sometimes can get out-of-control, if you know what l mean. :)

Foods can soothe, they can heal, even show or share love; they can also inspire and enlighten, with regard to taste or smell; and most importantly, they are the most intimate and direct source of comfort and pleasure on this planet! Is it any wonder then, that we all have a very unique and personal relationship with the foods that we love to eat?

Most of us were raised on sugary enriched foods, adulterated by our food industry, lab designed for our sensitive tastes; including, to create within us various taste addictions, by way of, from the 'cradle to the grave' marketing; diabolically directed to every one of it's unsuspecting and totally naive consumers…us! You see, once you are hooked on sugar, and this sugar comes in many forms, disguises, and names; mainly, from almost every packaged product that one can purchase at their local supermarket; you, remain hooked for life, like a drug-dependent junky, itching for their next fix.

Additionally, in the U.S. alone, there are over 10,000 registered additives that the food industry can legally process into our foods. Most of these additives have not been properly researched and scientifically assessed as to their non-toxic effects. But, many scientific researchers and numerous scientific studies have already proven that these 12 could be the most dangerous, and even deadly! They have been called the “Dirty Dozen.”

According to the most recent research by EWG, here are their "Dirty Dozen" food additives: Each of these additives has a link you can go to for more info and details as to its potential side-effects and dangers. You owe it to yourself and your family to take a look!

“Some of these food additives are probable human carcinogens (nitrites), others are known endocrine disruptors (Propyl paraben), some are linked to a severe respiratory condition (diacetyl), and others are just plain ambiguous in origin (artificial colors and flavoring ingredients). EWG (Environmental Working Group) has links to a full breakdown on each of these dubious food additives at their Dirty Dozen page, and for on-the-go reference, the organization's Food Scores app or web database offers guidance in avoiding these in your diet.
Pesticide residues on our ‘fruits and vegetables’ can also play havoc with our body; especially, neurologically. Here are the worst offenders:

If food is to be our best medicine and keep us healthy for a very long time, we must do our best to know precisely what it is that we are eating. We must either be ‘informed and educated consumers’; or, it’s opposite, ‘stupidly sick consumers,’ loaded up with medications, and just waiting to die! OUR CHOICE, DEPENDING ON WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE FOODS WE ARE EATING!

We can no longer allow ourselves to be manipulated by uncaring corporate interests that have profit instead of our health as their main mission. We need to rely more on our own health initiatives and independent research; and, the best way I know how to live a life full of vigor and vitality is to eat additive-free foods to be and to stay, truly healthy!

1 comment:

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