You’ve heard the phrase, “Knowledge is power”, well, the same holds true with your health. The first step to starting a healthy life is being educated as to what you are putting in your body. Take for example…ketchup. Yes, that’s right, I said “ketchup”. Do you know what’s in your ketchup? A quick glance at your ketchup label and you will probably see high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup and natural ingredients listed. While this may seem like a trivial fact, please remember, we are just talking about ketchup, what should be a simple food. If you’d venture further into your pantry and start to read labels, your ketchup may actually look like a health food in comparison.
Much of the processed foods consumed today contain artificial colors, artificial flavorings and artificial food additives. Some of these food additives may alter the development of a child’s reproductive, neurological and immune system. How can you avoid the adverse effects of processed foods? Start by reading the labels. Farm Girl Fresh recommends avoiding any artificial ingredients and eating only pure whole food.
Remember, changing lifestyle habits is a marathon not a sprint, start small. For example, replace your ketchup with the Farm Girl Fresh Homemade Ketchup. This recipe is full of rich nutrients and antioxidants. If you are short on time, purchase a tomato paste that only lists tomatoes on the label or purchase a ketchup with only pure ingredients (as pictured). Small changes like these will help you on the road to a healthier life.