Spring is a perfect time to clean out the “junk” in your pantry. Healthy eating starts with healthy ingredients. The choice to reach for sugary snacks happens in the grocery store, not in the kitchen. Follow these guidelines, or contact a nutritionist to get the support you need!
Nourished Balance Healthy Pantry Guidelines
- Move from processed food to unprocessed foods
White flour ——–> Whole wheat flour
White sugar, cane juice, high fructose corn syrup——-> Palm sugar, honey, maple syrup, dates, molasses
- Get rid of artificial food additives & artificial food coloring
Yellow 5, citrus red 2, red 3, red 40, yellow 5, yellow 6, blue 1, blue 2, green 3, MSG (also known as autolyzed yeast), sodium benzoate etc.
“food dyes—used in everything from M&Ms to Manischewitz Matzo Balls to Kraft salad dressings—pose risks of cancer, hyperactivity in children, and allergies, and should be banned.”
- Start adding more fresh foods into your diet instead of all packaged snacks
If you shop in a conventional supermarket, it is almost impossible to avoid harmful ingredients. Unfortunately we need to be “food detectives” to make sure that we are not consuming substances that are proven to cause major diseases, learning disorders and chronic fatigue.