Posts tagged ‘allergy friendly’

Gluten in Milk

When you are a breastfeeding Mother you are told to be careful what you ingest as the baby will also be receiving it too! Soo, with that being said, I guess it makes sense that a cow would pass along the nutrients, proteins, etc. that it has consumed as well.  I think we can all agree that manufacturers have gone out of their way to make their products more marketable with less expense to themselves.  A lot of times this means sacrificing true nutrition for the almighty buck! 

Peter Osborne conducted an interview with Dr. Ford on this subject which is very illuminating.  Dr. Oz touts about the effects of white foods on your diet.  Dr. Mark Hyman talks about the ill effects of diet soda which many think is a good alternative when they want to continue drinking soda!

When you think about all the foods we are being warned to stay away from, I think it is important to consider that the possible reason allergies, etc. are on the rise is due to overexposure of these ingredients.  Also, the unnatural chemicals and preservatives that are usually not found in NATURAL food to keep these foods from going bad on the shelf. 

Consider Ritz crackers.  I have long loved Ritz crackers with some peanut butter.  Yummy!  The listed ingredients on the package are: ” Unbleached Enriched Flour, Soybean Oil, Sugar, Partially Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Salt, Leavening, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Soy Lecithin, Malted Barley Flour, Natural Flavor.”  Now the allergy contained says wheat and soy but most of us who are trying to avoid hidden allergens know that when you see that dreaded natural flavor, you need to check and see if that means there is dairy as well.  Basically Ritz crackers are filled with Gluten, soy, sugar, some more gluten, soy and sugar. 

Lets now look at a can of jellied cranberry Sauce:” Cranberries, High Fructose Corn Syrup, water, corn syrup, citric acid” 

Of course, both of those foods are processed and you can make your own cranberry sauce, but a majority of our nation doesn’t have the time.  Families where both Mom and Dad work, it’s not easy to prepare healthy meals which take more than an hour, and after working all day who wants to come home and peel potatoes?  I can’t even imagine the amount of time a single parent has allocated to everything else.   “Allergysafecuisine contains over 100 delicious, family-tested recipes, each one free of corn, dairy, egg, fish, gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, MSG, shellfish, soy and wheat.”  Check out their blog to make it a little easier to make good foods at home that are allergy friendly.

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Enjoy Life Products

Enjoy life products are very yummy and are now becoming available in our local grocery stores.  I have found that I can get candy molds and melt their chocolate chips pr chocolate bars down to make my own chocolate candy.  You can get dark chocolate bars or rice milk bars for those who enjoy a lighter chocolate.  Fun Fact:  Real chocolate is naturally dairy free, companies add cows milk and other ingredients.

http://www.enjoylifefoods.com/chocolate-bars/?cat=chocolate_bars