You Think You Know, But You Have No Idea…

STAY HEALTHY with SAMANTHA

Lately I’ve been contemplating the idea that we, as a culture, never take the time to really stop and think about what’s in the foods we eat on a daily basis.  From generation to generation we continue to drift further away from the origin of our food supply.  I believe we have this sense of “Well, if the government allows this food product on the grocery store shelf, then I can eat it!”  These thoughts have urged me to research some of the most common ingredients found in foods today and how they impact our health. Be prepared, the results are not what I would call appetizing…

1.  Artificial colors- (Red #40, Yellow #5, Blue #1, etc..)

These bad boys are typically found in baked goods, cereals, sodas, candy, gelatin, cough medicines, and even conventionally grown fruits and vegetables.  Most of these colors are made from coal tars, petroleum, and…

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