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Fitness Friday: Food Pyramid

August 17, 2012

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If you eat according to the USDA Food Pyramid, your backside will look like the food pyramid! The USDA is promoting agriculture, not wellness!

Cut the carbs, particularly the grains & focus on good fats, excellent protein & keeping your body fit & strong!

Throw out the chemicals & artificial colors/flavors. If you can’t pronounce it, do you really want to eat it? Would you want to eat a whole bowl of any single ingredient? Take ice cream, real ice cream, for example. I would gladly eat cream, milk, eggs, vanilla, maple syrup or cane sugar (not on a regular basis.) But I would not want to eat Corn Syrup, Guar Gum, Cellulose Gum, Carrageenan, Mono & Diglycerides, Polysorbate 80, Annatto Extract, Propylene Glycol (Antifreeze! I kid you not!), Artificial Flavor.

From the Cold Stone Creamery site:

Banana Bread Batter Ice Cream:
SWEET CREAM ICE CREAM (Cream, Nonfat Milk, Milk, Whey, Sugar, Corn Syrup, Guar Gum, Cellulose Gum, Carrageenan, Mono & Diglycerides, Polysorbate 80, and Annatto Extract), CAKE BATTER (Enriched Flour Bleached (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Sugar, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Leavening (Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Aluminum Sulfate, Monocalcium Phosphate) Corn Syrup, Dextrose, Food Starch-Modified, Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin, Propylene Glycol Monoester, Mono-Diglycerides), Salt , Xanthan Gum, Natural And Artificial Flavors (Contains Milk Derivatives), Annatto (Color), Turmeric (Color), BANANAS, GRAHAM CRACKER PIE CRUST (Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Thiamin Mononitrate {Vitamin B1}, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2, Folic Acid), Vegetable Oil, Soybean, Palm and/ Palm Kernel Oil w/ TBHQ), Sugar, Graham Flour, Corn Syrup, Molasses, Contains 2% or Less of Salt, Leavening (Baking Soda, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate), Cornstarch, Malt Extract, Soy Lecithin , CARAMEL (Corn Syrup, Sweetened Condensed Skim Milk (Skim Milk, Sugar, Corn Syrup), Corn Syrup Solids, Water, Butter (cream, salt) Sugar, Disodium Phosphate, Salt, Pectin, Mono & Diglycerides, Potassium Sorbate (preservative), Xanthan Gum, Artificial Flavor), CINNAMON, NUTMEG))

Nope, not trying that!

Eat feel to be well!

  1. Lucy Sovereign permalink
    August 18, 2012 7:29 am

    Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey is the only ice
    cream I eat. If I buy a farm and live off the land, I can make my own NON-GMO, organic, preservative free, chemical free ice cream.

    • August 18, 2012 9:59 am

      Ingredients: Cream, Skim Milk, Liquid Sugar (Sugar, Water), Water, Sugar, Walnuts, Bananas, Coconut Oil, Egg Yolks, Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), Cocoa, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavor, Guar Gum, Butteroil, Soy Lecithin, Carrageenan
      The ingredient list isn’t too bad considering it’s store-bought, but why buy it when you can make your own without “Natural Flavor” – whatever that is; Guar Gum or Carrageenan?

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