Sunday, 13 January 2013

Why I gave up my favourite food.

If you're anything like me, you'll devour this yummy snack at any time of the day! Because it's that tasty and addictive.

But it doesn't necessarily do your body (or your wallet) any good.


Over the past year, my hubby and I have been on a quest for ditching all processed foods. Cereal is my fave, and was the hardest to give up.

When I did some research on what I was eating, I realized I could be finding healthier options, and saving money while I was at it. 

Sugar, high fructose corn syrup, BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) and BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) are a only a few of the food additives that concern me.
BHT and BHA are used as preservatives in boxed foods. Especially cereals. Both are very controversial in the media. Not only are they used in cereals, they are also used in cosmetics. Studies have shown some cases of higher risk in cancers, tumours, and even changes in hyperactivity in kids. Wanna give it up yet?

Don't even get me started on high fructose corn syrup! Linked with type 2 diabetes, corn is also one of the most dangerous of genetically modified foods. Recently, a study done showed rapid tumour growth, organ damage and cancer linked to GMOs.

Stop reading here for sec, and go check out the photos and video of the results of this first ever life-long study done on rats, by clicking here.   That's it folks. Enough info for me to quit. 

If you love cereal as much as I do, try making your own HealthNutty recipe! There are plenty of healthier homemade granola's. See for some creative and healthy recipes.
I'm going to be trying out this recipe, Cinnamon Bun Granola in the next couple weeks! Won't you join me? Check out the recipe, HERE!

And if all else fails, know that steel cut oats are also a great option. Since it's not processed, it doesn't lose it's nutrient content. High in protein, fibre, B Vitamins and calcium, it's also easier on the wallet. We buy a bag for $2.97, and it feeds us triple the amount a boxed cereal would.

Until next time, stay healthy ya'll!

If the topic of GMO's interests you, theHealthNuttyProfessor will be covering more in depth in the next little while.


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