Thursday, April 15, 2010

What's in the kitchen: Is there anything left?

Well, is there anything else left in my kitchen after searching for aspartame, nitrites, BHT/BHA, hydrogenated fats, monosodium glutamate (MSG), and BPA? Here's the list:
  • No lard tortilla chips
  • 100% all-natural peanut butter
  • Canned fruit (pineapple, mandarin oranges)
  • Oil (vegetable, olive)
  • canned salmon (may have BHT leaching due to salt)
  • tomato paste
  • FAMILY CANNING carrots ("no sulfite added"), wheat, soup mix, rolled oats, dry pinto beans
  • Frozen orange juice
  • 100% pure (store-bought) syrup
  • mustard
  • eggs
  • milk (not ultra-pasteurized)
  • bar of dark chocolate
  • dry garbanzo, pinto, black, kidney, small red, navy, and lima beans
  • pearled barley, dry lentils, and split peas
  • unenriched* pasta (whole wheat macaroni, fettuccine, spaghetti, rotelle)
  • Rice
  • Grains (rolled oats, cracked wheat, grits, cornmeal, flour, wheat, flax, wheat germ, Maseca flour, whole oats, oat bran)
  • Sugar (powdered, brown, white)
  • baking powder/soda
  • honey
  • butter (the one without natural flavoring)
  • vinegar (apple, distilled white)
  • dried herbs
  • molasses
  • nuts (pecan, walnut, cashew, almond)
(That's not to say any of these haven't been sprayed with herbicides and/or pesticides)

Think there's food problems in other countries? I think we've got one right here! A shortage of real food on the market, and an abundance of psuedo-food. I guess my friends that baulk at eating processed foods were right.

Looking at this list, how many people on any given day (do you think) are eating a clean diet that doesn't cause cancer, obesity, heart problems, and/or neurodegenerative disease?

*enriched and vitamin enriched foods have been found have sufficient MSG to be MSG-reaction triggers in highly sensitive people

(Wondering why I don't have any fruits or vegetables listed? Click here.)

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