Where’s the Fruit and Yogurt?!

I love reading labels and learning all I can about ingredients in personal care products, household cleaning chemicals and food. Those of you who know me know that I don’t eat boxed cereal for breakfast and if you read the list of insane ingredients below (for Kellogg’s Special K fruit & yogurt) will hopefully understand why.

Instead of ingesting cardboard breakfasts saturated with chemicals and sugar, what about a bowl of organic, plain yogurt with some real, organic fruit? I love to prepare organic oatmeal (found in your local bulk section) with local, non-sprayed apples, dates and raw alomonds and a little bit of agave. What about an organic banana – or sliced pineapple for breakfast? Have you ever tried the Apricot Manna bars from Young Living? They are delicious – and great to have when you travel or stuck in the car for a long trip. Common sense tells me that any of these ideas have to be safer and more nutritious than this “Fruit and Yogurt” cereal.

And then there’s the “but organic food costs toooo much”.

Eating whole/unprocessed foods is a long-term investment (not cost) for health and wellness. The cost of injesting junk goes far beyond the cheap price. Just look at the consequences of ingesting sugar, white flour and synthetic chemicals: http://www.sugarsandflours.com/default.htm

I’ll take organic apples and oatmeal any day. Please read your labels.

In natural health, sincerely,
Amy

Kellogg’s Special K fruit & yogurt

Ingredients:

RICE
WHOLE GRAIN WHEAT
SUGAR
BERRY FLAVORED OAT CLUSTER (TOASTED OATS [ROLLED OATS, SUGAR, SOYBEAN OIL, HONEY, MOLASSES]
SUGAR
ROLLED OATS
STRAWBERRY FLAVORED APPLES [DRIED APPLES, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, CITRIC ACID, RED #40, SODIUM SULFITE]
CORN SYRUP
BROWN SUGAR
NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR
BHT FOR FRESHNESS
VANILLA FLAVORED CRUNCH (SUGAR
, TOASTED OATS [ROLLED OATS, SUGAR, CANOLA OIL (WITH TBHQ AND CITRIC ACID TO PRESERVE FRESHNESS) MOLASSES, HONEY, BHT TO PRESERVE FRESHNESS, SOY LECITHIN]
ROLLED WHEAT
CRISP RICE
RICE
SUGAR
BARLEY MALT
SALT
CORN SYRUP
POLYDEXTROSE
HONEY
CINNAMON, BHT TO PRESERVE FRESHNESS
VANILLIN
HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP
FRACTIONATED PALM KERNEL OIL
SALT
MALT FLAVORING
NONFAT DRY MILK
NONFAT YOGURT POWDER (CULTURED NONFAT MILK, YOGURT IS HEAT TREATED AFTER CULTURING)
WHEY
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
CONFECTIONER’S GLAZE
LACTIC ACID POWDER
CORN SYRUP
NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS
TAPIOCA DEXTRIN
DISTILLED MONOGLYCERIDES
SOY LECITHIN
REDUCED IRON
NIACINAMIDE
PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B6)
RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2)
THIAMIN HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B1)
VITAMIN A PALMITATE
BHT (PRESERVATIVE)
FOLIC ACID
VITAMIN D
VITAMIN B12

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