I have always been a plant-based eater; a vegetarian. Over the last year David and I decided to become vegans. It has been an incredible learning experience! Between now and the end of the years I will share some of the things I learned.
Advanced Label Reading
I was shocked at the things that end up in “healthy” vegan foods. I guess this is really an expansion on unhealthy vegan diet choices.
I started reading labels many years ago when I quit sugar. Over the years I had gotten a little sloppy about really reading labels. I would check for sugar content and if there wasn’t any that seemed good enough. When David discovered that he was wildly reactive to MSG in all it’s forms, I started examining labels again and was shocked at all the forms of MSG that end up in our foods. Follow through on the two MSG links in this paragraph to get more info. (more…)
Posted in additive-free food, diary-free food, Food Additives, GMO foods, processed food, vegan, vegetarian, Vitamins, Whole Food Plant-Based nutrition
Tagged Food additives, Food Industry, Monosodium glutamate, Veganism
One of my greatest morning pleasures used to be reading the New York Times online. In our present political silly season. . . not so much! But every now and then, there is a piece that tickles my funny bone. The latest one was in the science section and called Some Restaurants Reduce Salt but Critics Call Moves Unnecessary.
The piece reported on the new table top salt shaker holders – see picture. In an effort to cut down on the unhealthy effects of sodium the company has replaced salt shakes with these little signs. If you have trouble reading it it says: (more…)
Posted in excitotoxins, Food Additives, GMO foods, processed food, Resturants
Tagged dairy products, Monosodium glutamate, Sodium compounds, Sodium controversy, the American Journal, toxic food additives creating sodium, USDA