Every year, Halloween is all about spooky scares – but did you ever think about the scary facts about some of the foods we eat on a daily basis?
Here are some creepy facts about popular food items and ways to avoid the freaky affects they may have on our health!:
Through the water bottling process and the fact that it remains stagnant in the plastic container for quite some time, it is easy for the water we are drinking to pick up these unwanted ingredients. Try to always have a reusable metal or glass water bottle on hand and drink fresh, filtered water!
Refined sugars can actually enter our neuropathways similarly to how some drugs do, giving it an addictive quality. This Halloween, lower the amount of sugary candies and chocolates you have, and switch for more naturally sweetened treats!
Not only can food colouring contain neurological toxins, but they can also contain carcinogens! Try swapping your store bought food colouring for more natural food colouring ingredients, like beet powder, spinach, etc. This will give the same pop of colour to your baked goods without the harmful ingredients!
There are lots of preservatives that are added to the food making process for shelf stability and appearance, such as shellac on your jelly beans, or trans fats in your chips. Our body has a hard time digesting these foods, so try to limit your consumption of them and switch to natural, whole foods when you can!