Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Grocery store grumblings:)!

Back when I trusted that the food on grocery store shelves was healthy, I used to enjoy shopping.  Now I just find it stressful.  I read labels carefully, but I feel like I always have to be one step ahead.  As much as possible I only buy the raw ingredients, but there are times when that isn't possible.  A couple of years ago I got a few friends together and formed a sort of  organization that allows us to order from a health food wholesaler.  That takes care of most of our dry & canned goods, soaps, shampoos etc. but not any fresh items we need.  We live in a very small town & the closest organic foods type grocery store is 2.5  hours away. I shop there when possible, but it's a long way to go just for groceries, so I find myself going to the regular grocery store far more often than I like.  I am usually able to pick apart practically everything in my grocery cart & I hate that.  The milk is pasteurized, the fruit is probably sprayed with chemicals, the meat has probably been fed chemical & who knows how it was processed................I could go on & on. 

I really feel that it is important that my daughter has a healthy diet.  Her extra chromosome already has her body working harder than most, so why make it work harder to get rid of garbage in her diet too?  So I continue to read labels & try to educate myself on healthy choices.

Here is a link to an article that my brother sent me today. It is entitled  "How food manufacturers trick consumers with deceptive ingredients lists".   There are some good tips on how to shop for food & not be tricked into buying something unhealthy.

Here is the link:

Happy shopping:)!


  1. As we are free of gluten, dairy, all artificial stuff, and I'm also free of nightshades, I feel your frustration. A friend of mine, who has a son on the Feingold program, sent me the link to this app: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dont-eat-that/id343897026?mt=8 "Don't Eat That". i think
    i'm going to buy it so I can check the occasional, obscure ingredient that can pop up even in "heath" food.

  2. Thanks for the tip! I'll have to check out that app. I find it even more annoying when "health" foods have nasty ingrediants in them. It just seems like a larger breech of trust.

  3. I don't envy you for having so many diet restrictions BTW. It must be pretty tough sometimes.