Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wellness Wednesday

As we approach fall, I notice that people have tired of those tomatoes that they clamored for earlier in the year. Instead, they're looking for greens and other fall foods. Corporations like to capitalize on this and start bringing out things like pumpkin products. However, once again, maybe it's not a good idea to trust those corporations to give us simple, wholesome products. Food Babe has researched the pumpkin lattes sold by Starbucks and it's quite an eye opener.  Here's the graphic showing exactly what you're drinking:
The most dangerous part of this drink is the caramel color which, according to scientific studies, isn't safe at any level.  What don't we understand about carcinogen? And Food Babe goes on to list the ingredients, noting that there is no pumpkin in the drink. Although I'm not a coffee drinker, I think that if I did drink it I would be concerned about this product.

As always, get to know your food and what you put in your body. Read labels and find out what those non-food ingredients really are.

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