Fresh And Easy Lovers & The Enemy: Lunchables

Whelunchablen Fresh and Easy first showed up on our street corners I really enjoyed the experience of shopping there. It was small, simple, easy and full of mostly decent food. Of course, I always read labels no matter where I am shopping even if it is Whole Foods. A lot of products are now taking a new marketing approach by making their products look healthy by fancy labels that say “Fat Free” or “Sugar Free” and most times these products are worse for us! You gotta be smarter than the marketers and go with always reading the label and never putting your full trust in what some package says. Recently I have noticed Fresh and Easy including new products on their shelves, some of which I wouldn’t touch if it was the last thing to eat on earth….I would eat dirt before putting some of these products into my body. The ones that stuck in my mind most is “Lunchables” and “Buddings” Lunch Meat! Yuck! It should be illegal to even call these products meat, let alone call it food! If your reading this I hope that you do not feed your children “Lunchables” or even that Buddings garbage and if you do, I sincerely hope that this sheds some awareness on what it is your feeding them.

Lets go ahead and look at the convenient little lunch package that requires no time to prepare. Wow, no wonder so many parents are sold on this stuff, all you have to do is grab it out of the fridge and walla, instant lunch! Your kids can make their own fun little handy cracker sandwiches all while sipping on there High Fructose Corn Syrup laden juice drink! This alone will give them enough of a hyper-sugar boost to lose focus at school and possibly be misdiagnosed with ADHD. Lets talk about the so called “meat” and “cheese” that is in this pack of not-so-wholesome “lunch”. Lets see, we have “meat” that our innocent children are eating which is loaded with Sodium Nitrite. Sodium Nitrite (E250) is a naturally occurring mineral used as a preservative in meat products against bacteria that cause botulism. Unfortunately it’s a precursor of CARCINOGENIC nitrosamines, which are especially reactive in young children. The preservative prevents growth of bacteria, but studies have linked eating it to various types of cancer. “This would be at the top of my list of additives to cut from my diet,” says Christine Gerbstadt, M.D., M.P.H., R.D., L.D.N., a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. “Under certain high-temperature cooking conditions such as grilling, it transforms into a reactive compound that has been shown to promote cancer.” Seriously have you tasted that “meat”? The “cheese” is not real either, it is a “Pasteurized Prepared Cheddar Cheese Product” the cheddar product contains less than 51% cheese! You can also find more High Fructose Corn Syrup in the delightful little crackers too! Not to mention the Partially Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil and for those of you who don’t know what that really means this is where the trans fat comes from! It is so much more than it just being “fat” this stuff is what is causing so many Americans to have heart attacks among other things! That was just a few of the nasty ingredients contained in your childrens “Lunchables”. Sodium Nitrite is also found in ham, hot dogs(beef or turkey), pizza with pepperoni and other processed meats so be on the look out and read your labels.

My point here today is to stress the importance of reading labels no matter where your shopping and always double check the labels that claim to be healthier. If you can’t pronounce it you probably shouldn’t eat it or use it on your skin for that matter. If your sad to see Fresh and Easy carry these low of all lows in healthy and in freshness items, send them a comment by clicking here and tell them you don’t like seeing this yucky stuff in their stores and that you are seriously disappointed…if you don’t care about it that much you can always just do it for me 😉 On a serious note though we can all make a difference when we all voice our opinions! If nothing is said then before we know it Fresh and Easy will be stocking more and more of these death foods on there shelves and I don’t know about you but I prefer an easier shopping trip where the majority of the food is healthy otherwise I would just go to Walmart.

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