Food Labels....I'm confused!

If it has a label then don’t eat it! Doesn’t seem very realistic does it?  I know that many people preach this and it makes those who want to eat healthier feel over whelmed because it is so far from where they are now and they do not know where to start.  It is true that overly processed foods contain ingredients and chemicals that have been altered and are not healthy for our body.  But how do you know what is healthy and what is not health?  Here are a few tips for you.  First you should know that Processed foods are not whole foods.  The longer the list of ingredients, the further you may want to stay away (there are a few exceptions I teach in my class).  Below are some ingredients to steer clear from when shopping for food.  If you are looking to have more understanding about what is healthy and what is unhealthy we have workshops that make it super easy to know how to shop smart when you go to the grocery store.  Check out our free Info Workshop right here.


These are some of the words that you should avoid:

Artificial  (anything)
High fructose corn syrup
Artificial sweeteners
Ammonium sulfate
Carminic acid (crushed bug parts)
Sodium benzoate
Ammonium sulfate (fertilizer)
Refined grains
Shellac (more bug parts)
Castoreum (beaver anal glands)
Gum base (from sheep)
L-cystine (hair or duck feathers)
Sugar (there are about 400 different names for sugar…that is a whole other blog!)
Bleached white flour
Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil / Hydrogenated Soybean Oil

Things you should eat:
Almost anything in the produce section!  Whole Foods!

Next week we will discover why these are harmful and what should we be looking for.  Stay tuned.  And don’t forget to check out my Free Info. Session!