As much as I try to avoid processed foods at home, it’s inevitable that I need something quick and easy. I dream of making my own everything from scratch and having frozen scratch meals for the quick and easy days, but it just hasn’t happened yet. I’ve talked to people who say they don’t buy anything they can’t pronounce, and while I think that’s a good rule of thumb, that makes shopping a little more difficult, as sometimes even safe ingredients may have a long and arduous name. I came across this list a few days ago and I think it gives a good basic nine to avoid.
I’ve heard a lot about avoiding artificial colorings, but I didn’t realize that they were linked to headaches, rashes and asthma to name a few! I used to frequently get headaches for no real reason. Once I started going to a chiropractor, they mostly went away, but sometimes I still get one. I decided I need to make a list of when I get headaches, and I wonder if it’s linked to the amount of artificial colorings I consume!?
What do you look for when purchasing premade foods from the store? Are there particular ingredients you avoid and why?