Learn What Is Really In Food!

It is amazing how few people take the time to learn what is really in food they are eating!

If you do not know what it is, then chances are it is NOT food.

The easiest way to eat “clean” foods is to pick items that have a short ingredient list and only (or mostly) food items that you recognize.

What Is Really In Food?

Here are a few examples of what is really in food! These only scratch the surface!!

Most foods with a long ingredient list include lots of chemicals.

  • It is important to LOOK at the ingredient list to learn what it is that you are really eating!

Shiny Candies Have Bug Cocoons – A Fact!

This is only one of the many chemicals made from bugs that show up in candies. Yes, it is true that some candies have bugs in them!
What is in your food

Many FD & C Colors Are Made Of Petroleum

Petroleum based food color are approved by the FD & C (Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act).

When you look at the ingredient list notice anything that says FD & C #. These are artificial colors that you may want to avoid.

What are fd & c colors
Blue is not a natural food color so don’t expect whole foods to be bright blue!

Red Food Color Is Made From Bugs Too

Another popular color is bright red!

Crushing bugs for the color made from a chemical called carmine is something that was started centuries ago. I am not sure what they used it for back in the Aztec days but today you will find it in your food and in makeup.


An allergic side affect for some people who consume this type of food color is anaphylactic shock.

The WOW 6 Week diet and healthy living program teaches you how to decipher the ingredient list and make better choices!

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    Shared by: Derek Bly:

    Of course, there’s also a need to consider vegetarians. Can’t eat jelly beans with bug parts if you’re not going to eat meat. 🙂

    Shared by: Deb, The Healthy Chef:

    Well, we have been eating them (bugs) for 1000’s of years. At some point someone had to say: hey – lets smush this up and put it in the soup and see what happens.

    So, on some levels I think it may be not so bad for you but the fact is that they are always combined with many other chemical additives. The bugs and other additives are often processed these days with the help of petroleum products. That is not good.

    Also, there are allergy issues. The increase in allergies is more of a ‘not pure food’ issue than it is an increase in allergy issue. There are so many items in foods these days you can not really tell what someone is allergic to.

    Shared by: Derek Bly:

    Hi, Deb. Aside from the ‘ick’ factor, is there actually anything wrong with the insect cocoons or crushed cochineal? Some societies use insects as a source of protein. I read a report somewhere that claimed insects could actually be a very good protein source.

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