Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wellness Wednesday

Milk Container
One of the most important things you can do for your health is to keep up to date on food issues; specifically, know what is in your food or what is done to your food.  A great (if that is the right word) example  is the nanotechnology that has been unleashed in the food industry.  Nano particles are often put into our foods for purely cosmetic reasons.   According to this article in Mother Jones, nano particles of titanium dioxide are being put into things like yogurt, soy milk, and rice milk to make them look whiter.  Just because we have the science to make pretty doesn't mean we understand how our bodies will react to the changes.  The scariest part about these new additives is that they are not labeled.  Unfortunately, cooking from scratch doesn't keep you safe as some of these foods are basic ingredients for recipes.  Again, the most important thing is education.  

1 comment:

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

My meditation group met at a local organic garden right in the middle of my city. They also sell "processed" sauces and spreads from ingredients from the farm that one woman said were "amazing". Nanotechnology (WTF?!?!?!) free way to go!

When I clicked on the Mother Jones link I got a pop-up for Bentley motors and the side ad is a commercial for a new Cadillac with a link to Forbes Magazine "Stories of Success" sponsored by Cadillac.

Hum... do they not know their audience?