Want to know what the additives are in your food? Check this list to find out what it is, why to avoid it, and what types of food you’ll often find it in! You can download the list to your phone or grab the printable version below. This guide does not include absolutely everything, but covers the most common ingredients to avoid in processed food. We’ll be adding more food additives in coming months and years to keep this list current so that you always have a useful resource to turn to! (Note: The “E” numbers next to the additive name is how it is identified and labeled in Europe)…. more
Citric Acid – E330
What it is: Preservative and flavor (sour taste).
Why to avoid: Although citric acid is naturally found in lemon and other fruits, the additive used in packaged foods is typically derived from mold made with GMO corn (not from fruit). Frequent consumption is linked to an increase in tooth decay and also can irritate the gut.
Commonly found in: Juice, bottled ice tea, citrus-flavored sodas, energy drinks, baby food, flavored chips, candy, canned tomatoes.
Enriched Flour and Bleached Flour
What it is: Heavily processed flour with synthetic vitamins and minerals added.
Why to avoid: Flour can be treated with any of the 60 different chemicals approved by the FDA before it ends up on store shelves – including chemical bleach. The industrial processing destroys nutrients, such as Vitamin E and fiber. It has no nutritional value and is essentially dead food, so they “enrich” it with synthetic vitamins (niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid) that are not from nature. (See “Synthetic Vitamins”). Wheat has been heavily hybridized to make it easier for the food industry, is believed to be contributing to an increase in celiac disease, and is often sprayed directly with Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide.
Commonly found in: Sandwich breads, buns, rolls, and other baked goods.
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This is also linked to “Leaky Gut” which causes a lot of diseases that people do not know about. Read about Candida Albicans (Gut Syndrom or Leaky Gut).
What Is Candida Albicans?
Candida albicans is an opportunistic fungus (or form of yeast) that is the cause of Candida Related Complex and many undesirable symptoms including fatigue, weight gain, joint pain, and gas.
The Candida albicans yeast is a normal part of your gut flora, a group of microorganisms that live in your digestive tract.
Most people have some level of Candida albicans in their intestines, and usually it coexists peacefully with the other bacteria and yeasts that live there. But a combination of factors can lead to the Candida albicans population getting out of control, establishing fast growing colonies and biofilms, and starting to dominate your gut.
At this point it can begin to affect your digestion, weaken your immune system, and even damage your intestinal wall, allowing its toxic byproducts to escape into your bloodstream and spread throughout your body….. read more
What is GMO?
….GMO foods are in your grocery store and fast food places. They are still creating new GMO products and do not label the food to warn you of this, however they did pass a law (read more) to label food that is Non-GMO (still in the works). So if your buying food that does not have these label … more
My clients ask me what do you eat and how did you lose 30lbs in 6 months? Each time I make this statement more than 98% of their faces turn from happy to sad. I tell them I stay away from dairy, bread and sugar. That means ALL SUGAR, ALL DAIRY and ALL BREAD. If you read the ingredients in food they mostly have some type of sugar in them. It takes time and research to understand what you are eating. If you want you can check out my webpage that I give to my clients. This provides them with information about food, products and the truth of what they are consuming into their bodies. It starts with you :).
(Natural News) Children are dying from the flu all across America, according to media reports. What the media isn’t reporting, however, is how many of the children who died were also vaccine recipients. Make no mistake: If only unvaccinated children were dying from the flu, that would be the headline everywhere: “Unvaccinated Children Dying Across America” or even “Flu Shot Saves Children from Deadly Influenza.” But of course you’re not seeing those headlines for the simple reason that vaccinated children are among those who are being killed by this year’s flu.
“The dominant Influenza strain this year is H3N2. This particular strain has a history of causing more hospitalizations and more deaths,” reports The Organic Prepper. “In addition to H3N2 producing a more serious infection in general, this year’s particular H3N2 influenza virus is particularly virulent.”…. more
A large percentage of bottled water is just glorified tap water anyway – so what are you really paying for?
While you might think that your bottled water is from a pristine mountain spring full of minerals, that’s almost never the case… Popular brands like Aquafina (by PepsiCo) and Dasani (by Coca-Cola) are just straight up purified tap water. They take their water from city water systems, run it through more filtering, bottle it, and sell it at a huge markup. Look for the terms “public water”, “municipal source”, or “community water” on bottles, which indicates it’s filtered tap water – but brands aren’t required to disclose this. Those that say “artesian” or “spring” water are typically not from the tap, but are typically MORE expensive and still packaged in plastic that is horrible for our environment. Plastic water bottles create an estimated 1.5 million tons of trash per year!
So, if you want to save yourself a ton of money AND protect our environment, stop buying bottled water. Getting a good water filter for your home is the way to go.
As I’m sure you’re aware, most tap water that isn’t properly filtered is tainted with contaminants like… read more
opinion: There are many other filtered systems out there, but be sure that it filters everything out this articles is talking about. We no longer drink tap water and have not in years. We also use filters on our shower heads to filter out all the chemicals. We hope this article was enlightening!
The Environmental Protection Agency’s mission statement reads: “to protect human health and the environment.” Ironically, while the EPA has done some strong work in the past, the agency has also helped corporations destroy the environment and threaten human health through pesticide usage and adding neurotoxins to our drinking water. These are only two of many examples of the EPA doing an inadequate job of protecting human health and the environment.
The EPA is known to hold strong ties to oil, gas, and chemical corporations, enforcing extremely lenient regulations that allow these companies to profit at the expense of our health and the environment. The Bioscience Resource Project and The Center for Media and Democracy recently teamed up to expose some of this corruption by publishing the Poison Papers, which contains thousands upon thousands of EPA, government, and chemical company documents.
What Are the Poison Papers?
Poison Papers is a project created by The Bioscience Resource Project and The Center for Media and Democracy in a joint effort to expose any corruption within the EPA or chemical companies that somehow evade or bend U.S. laws…. read more
Although you are (hopefully) reading the ingredients on the food you buy to feed your family, are you reading the ingredients on your pet’s food?
A fascinating new report was just released today by the nonprofit watchdog group, The Cornucopia Institute:
“Overall, the pet food industry is failing its customers as a provider of nutritious, wholesome food for our dogs and cats. As a whole, it could be viewed as a waste disposal vehicle for human food manufacturers, exhibiting disregard for the health of its customers.” – Decoding Pet Food: Adulteration, Toxic Ingredients, and the Best Choices for Your Companion Animals, by The Cornucopia Institute.
What they reveal in this report is shocking to say the least, and Cornucopia’s report highlights how important it is to read the ingredients on the pet food you buy (even if it’s organic)…. read more
Too fat to stand and their flesh rots while they’re alive: The REAL reason America’s ‘Frankenchickens’ have to be washed with chlorine as US industrial farming practices are exposed ahead of possible post-Brexit trade deal
- The possibility of US chickens being sold in Britain sparked a huge Cabinet row
- Now whistleblower farmers have revealed the full horror of chickens’ lives in US
- Birds are crammed into warehouses and are so heavy they buckle under weight
The disturbing prospect of chlorine-washed chickens from the US going on sale in British shops in a post-Brexit trade deal last week sparked an explosive row at the heart of Government.
But beyond the politics lies the story of why American poultry needs such drastic chemical treatment – and of the horrendous conditions at the farms where they are bred and reared.
Now whistleblower farmers have revealed the full horror of the suffering to The Mail on Sunday, including how:
- Tens of thousands of super-sized ‘Frankenstein’ birds are crammed in vast warehouses…. read more
opinion: No wonder people are getting sick and the chickens themselves are becoming sick. Are you aware of what you put into your mouths. *** Beware article has graphic videos and images
(Natural News) The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) has recently reported that 10 of 11 ice cream samples from Ben & Jerry’s tested positive for small amounts of glyphosate contamination. Glyphosate, a potentially carcinogenic compound, is the main constituent of the popular pesticide Roundup by Monsanto. According to OCA, glyphosate traces were seen following independent lab testing of various ice cream flavors including: Cherry Garcia, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Peanut Butter Cup, The Tonight Dough and Peanut Butter Cookie as well as two samples of Vanilla, Phish Food, Americone Dream, Half Baked and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
Of these flavors, only the Cherry Garcia did not show glyphosate traces, OCA said. The organization had already called on Vermont-based Ben & Jerry’s to start shifting to using only organic ingredients in its products or risk a national and international boycott. The OCA has also urged natural and organic food stores to drop the brand unless the ice cream giant commits to being completely organic.
“Ben & Jerry’s falsely advertises its products as ‘natural’ and its brand as ‘sustainable’ and ‘socially responsible.’ Nothing could be further from the truth. Ben & Jerry’s profits are built on the back of an industrial dairy system that poisons the environment and produces pesticide-contaminated food products. Ben & Jerry’s sales, driven in large part by its deceitful claims, damage the organic industry by cutting into the sales of authentic natural, grass-fed and organic producers,” OCA International Director Ronnie Cummins said in a press release on PRNewswire.com…. read more