It's critical to be mindful and take a few minutes to really tune-in to certain messages. It's imperative to think for yourself. Be curious. Be questionable. Learn something. Be inspired. Share information. Do your part (even if small) to help shape the world into a better place.
Did you hear!?
- Chemicals such as BHT, BHA, Azodicarbonamide, Potassium Bromate, Brominated Vegetable Oil, Olestra and Artificial Colors (Aka Red 40, Blue #1, Blue #2, Yellow #5, Yellow #6) have a couple things in common: (1) They all are known to cause some sort of ailment or disease (think cancer and asthma). (2) They are all banned in several countries around the world with some punishments including hefty fines and jail time if used in food products. (3) They are all used in the good old U S A. Double check your food products to make sure none of these ingredients are listed. Scary part? Those are only 7 of the 150 banned ingredients. Check out the article here.
- The new genetic testing campaign kickstarted and funded by the nonprofit organization known as Oceana, a group whose mission statement involves protecting the world’s oceans, reveals that 59% of tuna is not only mislabeled but is almost entirely compromised of a fish once banned by the FDA. Check out the article here.
- If Coca Cola had an honest TV advertisement, this is what it would say....
- Aspartame in milk without any labels? Yes you heard me right. If you think this is absurd as well, please comment to the FDA here. According to the FDA notice issued this week:
DFA and NMPF state that the proposed amendments would promote more healthful eating practices and reduce childhood obesity by providing for lower-calorie flavored milk products. They state that lower-calorie flavored milk would particularly benefit school children who, according to IDFA and NMPF, are more inclined to drink flavored milk than unflavored milk at school.
Read more here.
Until next time,
Loriel - Healthy Roots, Happy Soul