Quaker Oatmeal’s Fake Fruit Ingredients

Quaker oatmeal's fake fruit ingredients

For the past day and a half, my son has been bothering my husband and me for oatmeal. Now, he’s only three and from my knowledge doesn’t even like oatmeal. Nevertheless, my husband ate the last of the oatmeal we had and now this little human is adamant about getting some more!

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Everything my husband and I eat is vegan. That’s why when he came home with a different oatmeal brand than usual, my eyes directly went to the back of the box. “Um, this oatmeal has milk,” I expressed. “Well, yeah I just got the cheapest one to see if he actually likes it,” he responded.

My son was so happy! “Oatmeal! Oatmeal!” he screamed while hopping in place. I prepared some oatmeal for him and gave him a bowl.

However, those ‘blueberries’ did not look like blueberries at all. “Let me check out that label again,” I thought. Sure enough, they weren’t even close to real blueberries. Look at this ingredient list. Read more

Anti-Inflammatory Foods List

Chronic inflammation is the underlying cause of many illness and diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, atherosclerosis, gouty arthritis, and even some cancers. The good news is there are many foods out there that can reduce chronic inflammation. That’s why I created an anti-inflammatory foods list to help you get started.

But first, let’s go over some foods that cause inflammation that you should avoid:

  • Trans fat
  • Refined grains
  • Processed foods, drinks, and snacks
  • Processed meats
  • Dairy
  • Sugar
  • Too much alcohol
  • Fried foods
  • Excessive amounts of Omega-6 fatty acids

If you want to change your current state of chronic inflammation, you definitely want to cut out these foods. However, I know exactly what you’re thinking. “What the heck am I supposed to eat if I can’t eat those foods?” Well, I got you covered!

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List Of Foods That Cause Inflammation

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What Is Inflammation?

Your immune system is incredibly smart. It’s constantly keeping guard and watching for anything abnormal. Whenever something goes wrong, your body sends substances found in your white blood cells to the infected region. This may cause redness or a warm sensation.

However, whenever the body cannot rid itself of the harmful triggers found in the body it stays in ‘chronic inflammation mode’. The body can remain inflamed for years. After so long, the body starts attacking the inflammation or itself. This causes wearing down of cartilage, irritation, and swelling of the joints.

Rheumatoid arthritis, gouty arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis are all by-products of chronic inflammation.

Fortunately and unfortunately, the foods that enter our mouth have a huge impact on inflammation. You see, when we eat things our body cannot use for nutrients it identifies it as an intruder. And who could blame it? Chemicals and other substances that are made in a lab are far from food. Constantly eating a diet high in processed foods with no nutritional value is a sure way to trigger chronic inflammation.

Luckily, by switching our diet to one high in nutrition and whole foods we can give the body what it’s been craving: health!

But first, let’s cover foods that can cause chronic inflammation as well as some solutions for eliminating these foods. Read more

Madhava Organic Pancake Mix: Flip for Flapjacks Product Review

After going vegan, I had a really hard time finding pancakes that were free of dairy. They all had egg whites or buttermilk. Even the healthier alternatives had dairy! I found one by Aunt Jemima without dairy products, but the label said, “May contain traces of egg and dairy”.

Ugh! I know there are many recipes to make your own pancakes, but I didn’t have one ready and I was with my whole family.

Later that day, we were at a Burlington store. We were just browsing and I saw a package that said “organic pancake mix.” I immediately walked down the aisle and picked it up. I couldn’t believe it! Dairy free pancake mix!

Since I’ve never heard of this brand, I wanted to do a review on it. Plus, you can purchase this product online without leaving your home! Read more

Going Vegan: Why I Am & So Should You.

Why We Eat Meats

Being raised in the average American household, I always ate the SAD diet: the Standard American Diet. This diet includes anything you can afford: meat, cheese, candy, processed foods, white grains, fast food, whatever your heart desires. It wasn’t until recently I began thinking about going vegan.

A little over a year ago, I came across a book called ‘The Abs Diet’ by David Zinczenko. Reading this book was the first time I ever made a connection with the things we eat and our quality of life. Then, I bought a book called ‘The Daniel Plan’ by Pastor Warren and got hooked.

Since then, I’ve been studying nutrition like never before and realizing that we don’t have to eat whatever is in front of us. We have the ability to choose our meals and our health.

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American culture has been conditioned to eat meat and view eating meat as a tradition. That’s why every barbecue and celebration has meat on the menu. From hotdogs to baked ribs and roasted chicken, meat seems to be a part of a normal diet.

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Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser Changed My Life – Here’s How.

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Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser was absolutely amazing! I haven’t read a book like this in a while. And by that I mean, a book that I could not put down and be totally consumed by. This book completely transformed my life! I became a vegetarian literally overnight and shed many tears while reading.

I certainly was not planning on giving up meat. But once you learn the truth about the meat and fast food industries, you will find it so difficult to continue to support these huge corporations that don’t care about your health or quality of life. Please keep in mind that this book was published in 2001. Therefore, many things in this book may have changed since then.

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How It All Began

Before McDonald’s completely changed the food and meat industry, the world was a different place. Butchers and meat packagers were highly skilled and highly paid. Sure, the job was dangerous. However, it allowed men to live a comfortable lifestyle and take care of their families.

Also, farms were big businesses. There were no factory farms which means all meat came from the local farmer. The meat was fresh and the animals were cared for. Read more

Foods With High Fructose Corn Syrup To Stay Away From!

foods with high fructose corn syrup

High fructose corn syrup is a harmful substance that companies use to sweeten their products without paying the cost of real sugar. Although it’s great for the manufacturer’s pocket, it’s destructive to our bodies. Foods with high fructose corn syrup lead to:

  • Inflammation
  • Leaky Gut
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Obesity
  • Cancer
  • And more

If you’re interested in learning more, you can check out my post Dangerous Side Effects of High Fructose Corn Syrup.

What Foods Should I Avoid?

There are many tasty foods with high fructose corn syrup that I bet you had no clue! Because you and your family’s health is important, I’m on a mission to expose and teach others about the dangers of this horrible substance. I want you to be healthy and live as long as possible. That’s why I’m going to share with you 12 foods with high fructose corn syrup to stay far away from.

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