I have been running 2 cleansing groups back to back, so as you can imagine I’m feeling pretty good! As a result, my awareness of chemicals and keeping them out of my foods is really high.
It is because of this I want to share something I saw in Whole Foods the other day that just blew me away.
I went there to meet up with a friend of mine and grab a bite to eat. As I was sizing up the selections and reading the ingredient lists, I always read the ingredient lists, this is what I saw –
I was stopped dead in my tracks……
What jumped out at me was the length of the ingredient list. No one should eat anything with a list this long.
But let’s break this down…..
When you make a meatloaf you have meat (grass fed preferably), maybe you add egg, bread crumbs, garlic, onion, and other seasonings to taste. That’s basically it, right? So we’re looking at 5 or 6 ingredients, all of which we can pronounce and we know exactly what they are.
In this recipe we have sugar – in here a few times under different names, Dextrose and Maltodextrin, we have caramel color which is a carcinogen, natural flavors – in here more times than I can count – up to 100 chemicals can hide behind at any given time, yeast or yeast extract which is code for MSG (a chemical flavor enhancer), Soy and soybeans which are one of the most genetically modified foods = pesticides.
What’s really kind of crazy is they notate non-GMO cage-free eggs, which simply means they are not in a cage but doesn’t mean they are not crowded in a barn never to see the light of day, and non-GMO canola oil but the soy is not Non-GMO, which is one of the most genetically modified foods – right up there with corn and they are in everything. Read most ingredient lists and you’ll find it.
And we wonder why we’re gaining weight, feeling bloated and have digestive issues. These are the very ingredients that keep you coming back for more and are at the root of your fatigue, skin rashes, brain fog and so much more.
Read the ingredient lists – they will set you free and save your life!
Needless to say, this really flipped my switch and I had a conversation with the Store Mgr and told him this is not what we expect from Whole Foods. I asked him if an outside source was cooking some of their food for them. He said he didn’t know that he would check into it. My guess is they are. I gave him my card and said I would check back.
I went back today and the same dish was out. The Store Mgr wasn’t available.
So here’s my question to you – Do you think all this “crap” is in your food when you go out to a restaurant?
I would say unequivocally YES!
Wouldn’t you like to know what ingredients to look for? What to stay away from? What to eat more of so you can live a happy, healthy life free of chemicals and keep disease at bay?
I thought so…