If you know me, you know I love tea! And if you read my very alarming investigation about tea ingredients (if you haven’t yet – go read it NOW) you know I pay close attention to what kind of tea I buy. When I’m at home, I always prefer organic loose leaf teas (less bag wasted, wrapper wasted, money and did I mention toxins?!).
It all started with you. GO #FoodBabeArmy GO! You cannot be stopped. I love you!
“The changes come after blogger Vani Hari wrote a post in 2011 titled “Chick-fil-A or Chemical Fil-A?” on her site, FoodBabe.com. It noted that the chain’s sandwich had nearly 100 ingredients, including peanut oil with TBHQ, a chemical made from butane. Hari, based in Charlotte, N.C., continued writing about Chick-fil-A’s ingredients.Then last year, the company invited her to its headquarters to spend the day talking with executives.”They took my concerns and started developing a road map of how to address them,” Hari said. On Wednesday, she said she was notified about the changes in an email from the company.”
When I fall in love with a product, I really fall in love. But before I tell you about this amazing little spice company I found, I thought it would be important to talk about how to buy spices in the first place – what’s good, what’s bad and are there harmful ingredients lurking in your spice cabinet?
Spices have incredible medicinal properties including curbing hunger (cayenne), boosting metabolism (paprika), killing cancer cells (turmeric) and fighting inflammation (cinnamon), but these benefits are more likely to be realized if the spices are purchased and consumed correctly.
Conventional Spices Contain Harmful Ingredients
There are many reasons for adding spices to food, including enhancing flavor, boosting nutritional value, and also preserving freshness. Unfortunately, when we buy conventional spices, they often contain more negative qualities than positive. Like conventional food found in supermarkets, many of the spices we find on the shelves are treated with chemicals, contain GMOs and are irradiated. Virtually all conventional spices sold in the United States are fumigated [sterilized] with hazardous chemicals that are banned in Europe.