While it’s hard to make all the right choices all the time, these 3 tips may help you to choose better the next time your strolling doen the grocery aisles. 

Artificial Food Dyes
Where they’re found: Cereals, baked goods, candy, sports drinks, soda, macaroni and cheese, and more.
Why they’re bad: Although food dyes add a vibrant pop of color to your food, they are reportedly made from chemicals extracted from petroleum.  Petroleum is also used to make gasoline, diesel, and tar.

Farmed Salmon
Why it’s bad: Farm-raised salmon are fed an unnatural diet of grains, antibiotics, and other drugs designed to fatten up the fish. Unsurprisingly, this lethal combination leaves the salmon with gray-toned flesh, which manufacturers then correct using pink synthetic astaxanthin—another petrochemical. Consider buying wild-caught salmon to get your dose of healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Brominated Vegetable Oil
Where it’s found: Sports drinks and citrus-flavored sodas.
Why it’s bad: Brominated vegetable oil is basically a citrus flavor intensifier and a toxic, poisonous chemical. It is corrosive to the body, having been linked to organ system damage, birth defects, schizophrenia, and more.

Cynthia Williams, Founder, 502FitPass.com

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