TOP 12 FOOD ADDITIVES TO AVOID

As many of you know Nature’s Pantry is on a mission to help our customers find and maintain vibrant health!  One of the ways we do that is by not selling foods containing harmful additives, dyes, or chemicals and not marketing products from farms that have been abusive to animals. We believe produce should be farmed without chemicals and synthetic additives; that animals should be raised humanely without extreme antibiotics or synthetic growth hormones and be pastured, grass fed and not caged in cramped spaces.

We strive to carry only top products that meet high standards and nourish us without putting harmful ingredients into our systems or the environment.  We want to sell the very best and be good stewards of whatever is entrusted to us.

With that in mind, we have adopted a list of additives that we try very hard to keep out of the products that we sell in our store:

  • Hydrogenated or Trans Fats
  • Cottonseed oil
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • GMO Beet sugars
  • Artificial Sweeteners, including aspartame
  • Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Benzoate
  • All Chemical Preservatives such as Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)
  • Sodium Nitrates and Sodium Nitrites
  • Additives: synthetic food dyes, preservatives and artificial flavorings
  • MSG (monosodium glutamate)
  • Bleached or bromated flours
  • Added Growth Hormones or antibiotics in animal products

We promote whole foods as grown in nature, free from chemicals and as unprocessed as possible. We give special attention and strive to sell certified organic, non GMO, fair trade and locally grown foods because they support our mission the best.

This is just the beginning in helping you to make wise food choices and avoid unnecessary chemicals in the foods you consume. I’m sure we will be adding to this list as time goes on with all the industrial farming and chemicals being added to our crops and food products.

Please read your labels and be aware of what you are purchasing, consuming and feeding your families.  We are there to assist you and help you find the best foods possible to meet your nutrition needs.  We will define and discuss the above 12 harmful ingredients in greater detail in future blogs.

Above all things I wish that you would prosper and be in good health!

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