Last week I wrote about the importance of choosing the way to utilize resources in terms of either money or time. You may read more about that here. Then, I got an email from another blogger I follow and I was reminded of an ingredient that is found almost every packaged food or condiment. It’s basically a chemical concoction made in a lab that hijacks our taste buds tricking our brains to come back for more and more even when we aren’t hungry. Scientists make said ingredient and aren’t required to put any of the items they use to make the few words to describe it. Can you guess the ingredient?
Flavor or natural or artificial flavor, even if it says it’s organic when it says flavor stay away because we don’t really know what exactly is in this ingredient.
The fact that our government doesn’t protect us from this type of food additive and then jacks up our health care costs because our food is making us sick is absolutely infuriating and frustrating.
Needless to say, I went through our refrigerator and pantry to see what products contained these “natural flavors” (I got rid of the artificial flavors and colors a long time ago only to realize that they were pretty much the same thing as natural flavors). Luckily, I only found a few things: organic Worcestershire sauce, liquid stevia, some salad dressing my mom bought a while ago for herself, and the one that was the biggest bummer for us… Daiya cheese.
Not only does my body negatively react to dairy, it actually grosses me out too but that’s another topic all on its own. So in my frustration, I found a recipe to make dairy free cheese and went to work. I wrote last week about going for conveniences to save time and now I have to spend time making cheese if we decide we don’t want to put god knows what in our bodies.
Why can’t we just have clean foods!? Why does it have to be so much work to eat healthy!? Is anyone else frustrated, mad, sad, etc.?!