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Success At Your Best
Processed Food Truths
The list of terrible things we mindlessly ingest in the name of
nourishment is long, but just what are these dietary culprits
comprised of? And, more important, what they’re doing to us.
Co lum n by C ar o lina Liz ar a zo
Today, nearly 6,000 additives and chemicals are used by food companies
to process our food. Many of them can have a devastating effect on our
health. Almost everything that comes from a big giant brand or a huge
corporation, or that comes in a zip-sealed bag or a box is processed —
which means, almost everything you purchase in a grocery store. Here
are things to watch for on food labels and avoid: Partially hydrogenated
or hydrogenated trans fats; sugar substitutes such as saccharine &
aspartame; nitrates, nitrites & sulfites; sulfur dioxide; benzoic acid, BHT;
BHA; coal tar; propylene glycol; MSG; and refined or bleached flour. When
it comes to avoiding many of the questionable — and possibly deadly —
additives contained in processed foods, we’re only human after all, so
taking baby steps toward change is usually the best approach. As you
begin to eliminate processed food from your diet, you’ll be on your way to
making an investment in your body’s future and, ultimately, feeling better.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Carolina Lizarazo worked as an actress for
more than 16 years and is now dedicated to
her business, Caruna Spa & Wellness Center;
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