Healthy Alternatives, Really?

20The article Revealing Ingredientsin the April issue of Experience Life really caught my attention. It talked about some of theunhealthy ingredients in processed food that are labeled “natural” or “organic.” This is very much in line with my belief that a healthy diet is based on unprocessed and wholesome ingredients that come directly from the field. If you have to buy prepared food that come in a box or container, avoid those that have a long list of ingredients and ingredients that you can’t even pronounce.
Some of the unhealthy ingredients in certain “healthy” versions of cereal, veggie burger, chips and energy bars include:
  • Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
  • Caramel color
  • Defatted wheat germ
  • Vegetable oil
  • Fractionated palm kernel oil
  • Organic brown rice syrup
Please refer to the full article of Revealing Ingredients for details.

My 11-year-old daughter and I were playing the game of “Truth or Dare” last night. I asked her a “Truth” question, which means she must answer with truth. My question was:

“Do you like mom’s home cooked food or fast food?”
Her answer was:
 “Fast food does taste good but it makes me feel bad afterwards. Mom’s food always makes me feel good afterwards.”
If a child can tell the difference, I think we all can tell what food does to our body if we listen to it.