What the Fork: GOLDFISH
I am horrified whenever I see mothers feeding this junk to kids. This is one of the worst snacks you could put in your body, especially in young developing bodies! Your body uses the food you feed it to produce new cells, make your hair, skin and nails, and fuel your body. Do you want your cells to be made from a bunch of cheap flours and inflammation inducing oils?
GOLDFISH INGREDIENTS: MADE WITH SMILES (what a joke) AND UNBLEACHED ENRICHED WHEAT FLOUR (FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE [VITAMIN B1], RIBOFLAVIN [VITAMIN B2], FOLIC ACID), CHEDDAR CHEESE ([CULTURED MILK, SALT, ENZYMES], ANNATTO), VEGETABLE OILS (CANOLA, SUNFLOWER AND/OR SOYBEAN), CONTAINS 2 PERCENT OR LESS OF: SALT, YEAST, SUGAR, AUTOLYZED YEAST, LEAVENING (BAKING SODA, MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE, AMMONIUM BICARBONATE), PAPRIKA, SPICES (CONTAINS CELERY) AND DEHYDRATED ONIONS.
-Enriched wheat flour- this is a fancy word for white flour. White flour is made by removing the bran from the grain, which is where all the nutrients are. Since all the nutrients are removed, they “enrich it” or add back in a bunch of synthetic vitamins, which are not even bioavailable for the body (meaning your body cannot even use these “nutrients” so they just get flushed out).
-Cheddar Cheese- this cheese is not organic so it is pumped full of hormones and antibiotics used to fatten up the cows. These hormones mess with our own hormones and are considered endocrine disruptors. They also fatten us up. The antibiotics are creating antibiotic resistant superbugs that are starting to affect us which is a very real and serious issue. We are in real trouble when our antibiotics are no longer affective. The cheese also came from cows that were fed corn and other GMO grains, meaning the cows were sick (cows are meant to eat grass, so they get sick when they eat corn and grains). So essentially you are eating cheese from SICK COWS.
-Vegetable Oils- Canola and Soybean oil contribute to inflammation in the body and are both genetically modified so they are sprayed to hell and back with carcinogenic (cancer causing) pesticides and herbicides.
-Autolyzed Yeast- this is MSG. A salt added to packaged foods making you so addicted that you cannot stop eating them. Ever wonder why you feel as though you literally cannot stop eating them? This is why.