Thinking Thursday

A little fun fact sharing Thursday to bring you just a few reminders to think about while you are shopping.  Some things to you might will want to open your eyes to.

Did you know:
  • Kraft Macaroni & Cheesedoubles your daily limit of deadly trans fats. (Which should be zero). It also contains yellow food colourings # 5 & #6 that have been linked to behavioral problems in children.

    Sure you want to tell them?

Did you know:
  • Lunchables the nachos/cheese dip and juice version hits your little one with 890mg of sodium, 21 grams of fat AND 25 grams of sugar. I know you want your little one to excel in science but not this kind of franken-food. Preservatives, fillers, sugar, bad oils…should I go on?
Did you know:
  • Appleshave quercetin, which is an antioxidant that regulates blood sugar. They also average about 5 grams of fiber AND they are portable! (had to throw a healthy one in just to make sure you’re paying attention!)

    An apple a day…

Did you know:
  • Nutella…oh beloved Nutella, why must you be so evil?? For 2tbsp you get 20 grams of sugar (OMG) and 11 grams of fat. The first couple of ingredients are sugar and palm oil. We all knew this one was bad…hello, it’s chocolate spread!! The deceptive marketing about the health benefits is just that….deceptive.

    Just say no to Nutella

Did you know:
  • Smartfood, well the name implies that you are making a good food choice…nope, trash this. 11 grams of fat, 330mg of sodium and almost 200 calories is not smartfood…it’s fat-food.

    Not so smart

Did you know:

  • Red bell peppers(had to add another healthy in) have 2x the vitamin C and 10x the vitamin A compared to the green pepper, which by the way is also incredibly healthy and beneficial.  Versatile, sweet, crunchy and not processed.

    This should ring a healthy bell

Did you know:
  • Overweight people are 50% more likely to develop heart disease?
Take away messages…
  1. Eat real food.
  2. If you are eating packaged/processed food, for the love of… please read the frickin’ label.
  3. Stop poisoning your kids…quick & easy usually means garbage in a package.




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