I get it.
A lot of you are incredibly busy with work, running the kids to soccer practice, running your own business, traveling, trying to find the love of your life (maybe they're at Whole Foods?) and other things that we don't always give our food and nutrition the attention it deserves.
Well trust me. While it would be great to be able to blindly trust every brand on the shelf, we can't do that. There are MANY ingredients that are, surprisingly, allowed to be used in our food today that have been PROVEN to raise your risk of cancer, heart disease, thyroid issues, colon/gastrointestinal issues, neurological disorders, ulcers, and more.
While other countries have banned some of the following ingredients, unfortunately the USA has not. This means that other countries found them too dangerous for human consumption, but here they are considered "safe"...
- High-Fructose Corn Syrup
- Artificial flavoring
- Food Dyes (Blue #1, Red #3, Red #40, Yellow #6, etc)
- Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
- Sodium Sulfite
- Acesulfame potassium
- Potassium Bromate
- Camauba wax
- Sulfur Dioxide
- Sodium Nitrate
- Disodium inosinate
I know what some of you are thinking. "Come one Kyle, there's such a small amount of (insert ingredient here) in my favorite food. It's not gonna kill me." And you know what, maybe you're right. Maybe you go 80 years eating that product and having zero issues. Mazel Tov!
But what if that's not the case? I don't know about you, but if I know for a fact that I can reduce my risk of disease and health issues by avoiding a few ingredients...then I'm sure as hell gonna do it.
Now, what I do know for a FACT, is that eating products made with high-quality ingredients and balanced nutrition profiles is going to give you and I better quality of life and the best chance to living disease-free and happy.
Don't you want to be 90 years old yelling at kids to get off your damn lawn? Or in my dads case, 60 ;)
But in all seriousness, this is about putting yourself in the best position to succeed. Why wouldn't you want to do that? Trust me, just take an extra minute to look at the ingredient list on the food you buy. If not for yourself, for your children.
And if you already have cancer or another type of disease, then I can't suggest it enough that you look into what you eat on a regular basis and what specifically can help you on your battle against that disease. I won't sit here and tell you an apple will cure cancer, but proper nutrition and quality products will give you a damn good chance at greater health and feeling better.
Proper nutrition is a powerful tool.
And please please please please PLEASE be sure to look at the ingredients of different "nutritional" products doctors are recommending. There are certain products being recommended that are filled with chemicals that have cancer causing properties. Sounds crazy, I know, but its happening.
How to become proactive with avoiding these ingredients and shopping cleaner...
- Take a picture of the ingredient list above
- Reference that list when you go food shopping and avoid products with those ingredients
- Buy non-GMO and/or Organic products when possible
- If you need help finding new brands/products, please reach out via our contact form. There are so many amazing brands out there *cough* Six-Pack Creamery *cough* making the products you love.
Click here to read a recent article about a study showing colon cancer growth due to ingesting High Fructose Corn Syrup.
Thanks for reading and get off my lawn,
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