Ingredients in our processed food supply is something I’ve been aware of over the years.  Thanks to Vani or better known as Food Babe I’m learning even more.  For years I’ve known that food companies put toxic ingredients in our food, and I have stayed away from them.  But what was shocking for me is to find that these same food companies that make the same product for other countries don’t use the same toxic ingredients.  They make “cleaner” food for other countries.

Why?  Because those countries don’t want to poison their people.  That’s the only answer I can come up with.  I believe they have a focus of “health over profits.”   But why are these companies poisoning us?  For example, Lucky Charms has TSP (Trisodium Phosphate) as an ingredient here in the United States.  Now of course the FDA will say it’s at safe levels.  But really is any level of a toxic chemical safe?

Since when is toxic chemicals ingested ever at “safe” levels.

And WHY do they need to add a heavy-duty cleaner to our food???  This angers me tremendously.

According to an article from Mount Sinai, this “non-organic” chemical (TSP) is toxic and can bring upon you some serious side effects.  Of course, they state it is only if you breath in, swallow or spill large amounts on your skin.  Define large amounts?  What may be a large amount for me may not be for you.

But what about children that eating these Lucky Charms daily.  Will their body be able to dispose of this chemical rapidly or is it building up in their body?  I don’t know the answer to that, but I would not want to try it out on my child that’s for sure.

When you are feeding your children or even yourself, ask this question …

Is this food I am eating promoting health or disease?

Read further here what Mount Sinai has to say about this chemical.  Check out that information here!. They list where TSP can be found, what your symptoms could be if exposed or ingested, and what to do if this happens.

It’s time as a society that we the people rise and say no more!  How can we do that?  By not purchasing their products.  We need to make that heartfelt decision that we are going to eat food the way God created it.  I’m not sure when Lucky Charms became a “healthy breakfast.”  Just look at the other ingredients in that cereal that are not healthy.

  • sugar
  • corn meal (if not organic it’s GMO)
  • corn syrup
  • corn starch
  • dextrose
  • malt syrup
  • refiner’s syrup
  • natural and artificial flavor (one in the same natural means artificial)
  • red 40 (artificial coloring is made from petroleum)
  • yellow 5
  • blue 1
  • yellow 6

Not only does it have a “Heavy Duty Cleaner” in it, but it also has dyes made from petroleum and unless corn syrup and cornstarch are organic, then it is GMO which means there is Roundup in it.

Please, please, please do not feed your children these products.  Consider a more healthful breakfast like eggs, nitrate free bacon, organic oatmeal, fruit/vegetable smoothies.  Get them used to eating “clean” and they will not want this poison.  It may take some time to wean them off these toxic breakfast foods, but you will be glad you did in the long run.  You could be potentially saving them from illnesses down the road that will not be a journey you want your children on.

If this feels overwhelming, then let me help you Detox your Pantry.  I will help you get on track to having a kitchen that is free of toxic chemicals in your food and more.

Your Spiritual Life & Health Coach … believing in you!

Really General Mills! Are You Trying to Poison Us?