Why I shop at Whole Foods

14 Oct

I don’t think this post needs a lengthy explanation.
This is the list smack off the Whole Foods website that lists the “Unacceptable Ingredients for Food”
The following list contains ingredients that Whole Foods Market finds unacceptable in food products. It could take days to research why all these things are toxic for our bodies, but let’s just avoid them instead. They are not in the products Whole Foods has for a reason. Just read some of the names- they are frightening! Some people refuse to shop there because they say they it is too expensive. I wonder if they have totaled the cost of healthcare, prescriptions and living with a health issue…
It is so important to know what we are putting in our bodies and feeding our loved ones! We can at least try!

• acesulfame-K (acesulfame potassium)
• acetylated esters of mono- and diglycerides
• ammonium chloride
• artificial colors
• artificial flavors
• aspartame
• azodicarbonamide
• benzoates in food
• benzoyl peroxide
• BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)
• BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
• bleached flour
• bromated flour
• brominated vegetable oil (BVO)
• calcium bromate
• calcium disodium EDTA
• calcium peroxide
• calcium propionate
• calcium saccharin
• calcium sorbate
• calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate
• caprocaprylobehenin
• carmine
• certified colors
• cyclamates
• cysteine (l-cysteine), as an additive for bread products
• DATEM (Diacetyl tartaric and fatty acid esters of mono and diglycerides)
• dimethylpolysiloxane
• dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS)
• disodium calcium EDTA
• disodium dihydrogen EDTA
• disodium guanylate
• disodium inosinate
• ethyl vanillin
• ethylene oxide
• ethyoxyquin
• FD & C colors
• foie gras
• GMP (disodium guanylate)
• hexa-, hepta- and octa-esters of sucrose
• high fructose corn syrup
• hydrogenated fats
• IMP (disodium inosinate)
• irradiated foods
• lactylated esters of mono- and diglycerides
• lead soldered cans
• methyl silicon
• methylparaben
• microparticularized whey protein derived fat substitute
• monosodium glutamate (MSG)
• natamyacin
• nitrates/nitrites
• partially hydrogenated oil
• polydextrose
• potassium benzoate
• potassium bisulfite
• potassium bromate
• potassium metabisulfite
• potassium sorbate
• propionates
• propyl gallate
• propylparaben
• saccharin
• sodium aluminum phosphate
• sodium aluminum sulfate
• sodium benzoate
• sodium bisulfite
• sodium diacetate
• sodium glutamate
• sodium nitrate/nitrite
• sodium propionate
• sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate
• sodium sulfite
• solvent extracted oils, as standalone single-ingredient oils (except grapeseed oil).
• sorbic acid
• sucralose
• sucroglycerides
• sucrose polyester
• sulfites (sulfur dioxide)
• TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone)
• tetrasodium EDTA
• vanillin


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