Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Food Additives

Day 23.

Today was an interesting day. My mouth was pretty consistent around a 5/6, so not terrible, but not great! My stomach was great until about an hour after lunch. It was still a little bloated and twisted-feeling, but today not as bad as yesterday and definitely no left-sided pain like yesterday. The one thing that came about today, though, was that dreaded fatigue. I had it immediately upon waking. Then, it subsided until about 5:45pm and I was so tired! I did my workout as usual, but I could not even make it through my entire Yoga class - I made it one hour. Hm, not Om tonight.

Here was my day:


  • Nutribiotic Vanilla Rice Protein Powder with Unsweetened Rice Milk, Banana, Spirulina, Aloe Vera, Fish Oil, Flax and Stevia
  • 1/2 Fruit Fusion Bar
  • Organic Apple
  • Organic, Raw Carrots
  • Organic Spring Mix + Sea Salt
  • Olive Oil
  • 1/4 c. Salmon
  • 2 Scallops
  • 1/2 Fruit Fusion Bar
Pre-Workout Snack
  • Orange
  • 1/4 c. Salmon
Post-Workout Snack
  • Organic Apple
  • Organic Spring Mix
  • Olive Oil + Flax + Sea Salt
  • Salmon
  • 2 Organic, Dried Mangos
I found something today called, "Food Additives," that I wanted to share. Directly from the beginning of the site,

Food Additives

Trans fat and salt"Shopping was easy when most food came from farms. Now, factory-made foods have made chemical additives a significant part of our diet. Most people may not be able to pronounce the names of many of these chemicals, but they still want to know what the chemicals do and which ones are safe and which are poorly tested or possibly dangerous.

A simple general rule about additives is to avoid sodium nitrite, saccharin, caffeine, olestra, acesulfame K, and artificial coloring. Not only are they among the most questionable additives, but they are used primarily in foods of low nutritional value.

Also, don’t forget the two most familiar additives: sugar and salt. They may pose the greatest risk because we consume so much of them. Fortunately, most additives are safe and some even increase the nutritional value of the food."

Click HERE for a huge list of additives - what they are and what they do us!

I am a firm believer that these additives have only hurt my food allergies over time. I am also a firm believer that these food additives slowly kill people. As a matter of fact, many of them are illegal in other places of the world. Do yourself a favor - no additives if and when at all possible - your body will thank you!

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