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posted by Meagan Frye in Health

You are what you eat

April 25, 2012

They say you are what you eat, but it is probably safe to assume that most Americans have very little clue what is in the foods they consume.

An article I read recently listed some common American foods that contatined over 25 ingredients, which in any research, ths would be considered unhealthy. Most research shows that it's a good idea to avoid foods with more than 5 ingredients. Often times, the extra ingredients in processed foods are preservatives and other additives that we can't digest properly anyway.

I was surprised to see some of my favorite go-to foods on the list, such as lunchables (61 ingredients) and Peanut Butter Snickers (30 ingredients). 

KFC's Chicken Pot Pie contains over 100 ingredients... I'm sorry..WHAT!? No, thank you. Others that made the list included Big Mac sauce, Oreo Cakesters, frozen waffles, Nutri-Grain bars, and Pringles. I will definitely start checking the label at the grocery story from now on.

 

You can see the full list here with included ingredients:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/24/processed-food-ingredients_n_14...

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