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Foods that aren’t really food anymore

Many of the nutritious foods in our world have been hijacked by industries that have processed, refined, added, and mutated the item so that it has little in common with it’s healthful ancestor.

Yogurt, breakfast cereal, and pizza are just a few of the foods named in the list of Good Foods Gone Bad.

The best foods have the fewest ingredients on their labels, or better yet, no labels at all, and a short shelf life.

For instance, when choosing a processed product, such as fish sticks, which contain good-for-you pollack or other white fish, check the label and be sure you can identify the rest of the ingredients used in the breading. Avoid high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, and anything unpronounceable and you won’t be shooting yourself in the heart instead of giving your heart a boost.

To continue with the fish stick example, my family enjoys Ian’s Fish Sticks just for this reason. Here is the ingredient list for Ian’s Fish Sticks: minced pollock, unbleached wheat flour, evaporated cane juice, yeast, sea salt, water, wheat starch, wheat flour, cottonseed oil, garlic.

Nothing unpronouceable. No trans fats. Real sugar, not a sugar substitute. In short, everything is familiar. In my book, these fish sticks are an okay packaged food to serve my family on occasion. I’d love to hear your opinion!

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