Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wellness Wednesday

The recent "yoga mat" bread news has caused the Subway sandwich chain to reformulate its bread recipe.  The change was sparked by the revelation that the bread contained azodicarbonamide (aka ADA), a chemical used in the plastics industry and  banned in Europe and Australia because the World Health Organization has linked it to allergies, asthma, and respiratory illnesses.  

Although Subway has removed it from its bread, a number of companies continue to include it in their products.  In fact, according to the Environmental Working Group, 130 brands use it in almost 500 products.  Here's a link to the list.  

Confused over what ingredients to trust?  The best policy when buying convenience foods is that if you can't pronounce it or you can't identify it as coming from nature, you shouldn't consume it.

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