By: Lisa Mariscal
It is just as important to keep toxins and chemicals out of our bodies. Unless you have had a reason to look at your food, for example, because of weight loss, health problems, or children, you are probably unaware of all the processed foods you eat as well as the chemicals used in our everyday foods.
Due to on onset of unexplained migraines, I made a trip to my doctor. After blood tests, a CT scan, and a plethora of questions, with none explaining a trigger for the headaches, my doctor suggested I try minimizing my processed food intake and go organic. Hmm, where would I start? As any Hot Mom does, I started with the internet, pulling up pages of information. Then I moved on to family and friends to gather information. I was shocked at what I found.
90-95% of what you eat daily is processed, treated with pesticides, genetically altered in some manner, or contains additives or preservatives. For example, those pretty colors that make fruit punch red and jello green and oatmeal blue are made from petroleum (crude oil) which is also the source for gasoline. They are labeled as “Yellow No. 5”, “Red 40”, “Blue No. 1”, etc.