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Guest Post: “Processed Foods” By Anna (age 11)

May 16, 2012

What are processed foods?

Well if you want to describe processed foods, then here are a few words that sum it up…

Highly processed, genetically engineered, man made, high fructose corn syrup filled, stomach aching, artery clogging, might destroy every living cell in your body food!

This is the best part, I am not exaggerating even a little bit! This stuff is almost as deadly as two sticks of dynamite! Let me give you a better example. You walk into your favorite donut shop for breakfast. You walk up to the counter and here is what you order.

  • A latte (caffeine and preservatives)
  • A donut (high fructose corn syrup and castorem)

In the case of the donut, you will notice a preservative called castorem. This preserves the smell and the color of the donut. Although it makes things look and smell prettier, it is really a unpleasant ingredient! Castorem is chemically derived from the scent gland of beavers! YUCK!!!!!!!

Now that you know what processed foods are I am going to tell you how they impact us. Sadly, in this food economy, we rely on two main ingredients, corn and soy.  These are in a lot of foods on the shelf of the grocery.  If one of those ingredients were to fail, boy, would America be in trouble.

 What are the impacts of processed food?

1. Western diseases (heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure) and other general health problems

2. Increased obesity

3. Our environment is hurt with increased chemicals being used, poor living conditions for animals and increased shipping pollution

4. Processed foods are lacking in nutrition. So even though they claim it’s “natural” or “good for you” it is not true

So now you see why the words at the beginning sum it up!

(Linked up at Natural Living Cottage.)

5 Comments leave one →
  1. ladydorothy permalink
    May 16, 2012 10:15 am

    Tell it like it is, Anna! Good job.

  2. Susan permalink
    May 16, 2012 4:58 pm

    Nicely done.

  3. May 17, 2012 7:27 am

    Now I have to quit bringing my grandkids (all of them) donuts !!! What shall I ever do? Great post.

  4. May 17, 2012 11:00 am

    Besides tasting bad, they also give you a headache (MSG) and make you fart!! (especially canned frosting – yuck – make home made – it’s EASY) Just ask anyone who is lactose intolerant that has eaten canned frosting!

  5. Eva permalink
    May 17, 2012 7:18 pm

    Grammy,papaw great job girl !!!!!

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