Have you given thought to the food you put in your mouth? When we go shopping, the catchy, colorful packaging grabs our attention and piques our interest. Advertisers spend million of dollars luring unsuspecting shoppers into choosing their products. Nothing is left to chance. Most of the processed food you find in your grocery store have been striped of all their vitamins and minerals and replaced with synthetic ingredients meant to prolong their shelf life. The fancy packaging boast all of the potential health benefits. But wait! They forgot to mention that they removed all those essential nutrients. Then, they added sweeteners, colors, flavors, and preservatives that many believe may be behind much of our disease.
There's a whole array of new products that are gluten and dairy free, non-GMO, and organic. However, you must still read the labels, and know what you're buying. Pick products with the least amount of ingredients, and choose high quality foods in their natural form. What you eat does affect your body. It will either promote good health or slowly deteriorate it. Your dollar counts, and manufacturers pay close attention to what the consumers are buying. When we support locally grown and organic foods, we will improve our community and our health