Do you know what is in your food?

I am amazed at how blind our society has become to what is in the food we eat. There is a small band of us who would like to change that. I personally am a follower of FoodBabe. She has made it her mission to bring all of the food companies to task for what they put in our foods, and how they publicize their products.

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I personally believe that most of our diseases are brought on by the food industry. How many of you out there read your labels? If you can’t pronounce it people, you shouldn’t be eating it.

Do you really know what “natural” means. 99 percent of the time it means nothing. A “natural” flavoring is most likely a chemical that has been created to taste like what it is supposed to be. All natural foods may not be anything that nature intended.

Soft drinks are corrosive. Imagine what that means to your stomach. Processed foods are exactly that. Processed. Processed with what exactly? Well, look at your label for processed food ingredients. It ain’t pretty.

Ingredients in Ken's Buttermilk Ranch DressingThis is an example of the ingredients in Ken’s Buttermilk Ranch salad dressing. Polysorbate 60 is used in skin care products and it is linked to cancer, and developmental and reproductive toxicity. That natural milk flavor? Milk flavor and milk are two different things.

Obesity in America is at an all time high. Why? Because the food we eat for the most part isn’t healthy.

At the beginning of this year, my weight was at an all time high. I loved that extra piece of sweetness (brownie, cookie, cake, pie, ice cream, you name it). I never met a white potato that I didn’t like. Bread? OMG (I still can’t resist a croissant, but I think that comes from my French ancestry).

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I said to myself, “Self, you can not keep going on like this. You are only 5 feet tall, and if you keep eating like this, you will be as tall as you are wide.” I gave my self a good talking to. And I listened.

I started living the Paleo lifestyle. All organic foods. I no longer eat sugar, white potatoes, and bread full of gluten. I have found wonderful substitutes that are not only healthy, but really, really taste good. And I have lost 10 pounds. It’s not much if you are young, but I am older, and my metabolism is slower, and I am thrilled.

Best of all, I no longer have any desire to eat crappy food. I feel great. Why don’t you try it. Those of you who are diabetic, Paleo is for you. Even if you decide not to eat the Paleo diet, at least eat organic, non GMO, unprocessed food, and stay away from refined sugars, soft drinks, and simple carbohydrates (sugar, white potatoes and bread). Give it six months and see how you feel.

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I made this apple bread yesterday from Living Healthy with Chocolate Click the picture for the recipe. The caramel sauce is much easier to make than the conventional method, and just as delicious.

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Caramel Apple Pie-Cake-Bread (Click for recipe)