Then I started writing this very difficult post and found that it was a very difficult post to write. ;)
Most of the nutrition information that I have read and learned comes from Sally Fallon’s book Nourishing Traditions. But I really wanted to show you how many other great sources explaining some of these “no-nos” there were out there too.
So I began to do research. (Yeah, that’s the part where this post got very difficult to write. It began to require lots of reading and lots of note taking….and I really did need to begin making dinner for my family.) :)
As little boys begin to look more and more pitifully hungry (and as I still don’t even have the chicken thawed) I decided to just provide you with the links I found. Then you can read the information for yourself and pick and choose what you’d like to read instead of me trying to decide what you’d like to learn.
Oh, but guess what? Some of the sites contradict each other. Not surprising really. That’s one of the biggest reasons I want to stick with eating real food. I know what it is. I know what’s in it. There is no controversy in that.
Here are the ingredients I suggested to you here that were no-nos…and the links I found to provide you will more information than you could possibly ever want to know. And then some. :)
Partially Hydrogenated Oils:
Here’s what I found at the Weston Price site specifically about hydrogenated oils. And here’s a link from that same site to a page full of links that talks more about fats in general. (You’ve gotta love a link to more links.)
I Googled Hydrogenated Oils too…just so that I could read what other sources said about it. I wanted to see if anyone out there said, “No really, eat all the hydrogenated oils you want. It’s okay.” I didn’t read them all, but all the links I did read said to avoid them. Check it out.
High Fructose Corn Syrup (or High Tukfrose Corn Syrup, as my friend’s little girl says it!):
Here, check out this link at the Weston Price site which describes High Fructose Corn Syrup very well.
And, I found this article quite interesting.
Here are all the links I came up with when I Googled it.
Here’s what I came up with when I Googled Food Dyes.
The information I found at Dr. Mercola’s website provided TONS of information abour artificial sweeteners..
When I Googled Artificial Sweeteners, I found different sites with conflicting information.
Okay…after you go click around on some of these links, you’ll see why I wasn’t able to conglomerate (whoa, big word) all of that information and put it into one post for you. So sorry if this was just about the most boring post ever. (For comic relief go here.)
I think now I’ll take a shift in the direction of this Getting Real With Food Series, and start just sharing more specifics about more of the things we eat and drink and why and how I make them and where I get them. (You know I love talking about my cow in the freezer.)
One more thing! Remember to just take little baby steps and don’t try to change everything at once. If you’re reading some of this information and you feel overwhelmed…stop reading it. Just work to change small things, one at a time. That’s do-able!
Go on over to Tammy’s Recipes for other kitchen encouragement.