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Is that real food?

Saturday, March 31, 2012

The other day, my daughter asked me to pick up pizza from Domino's for her and her family while I was in town. So, I decided to pick up a pizza from my husband and me also. To make as long boring story short, about a half hour after I am finished eating, my daughter calls and asks me if I enjoyed eating "Asian hair". It turns out she was curious as to what she was eating and discovered one of the ingredients in the crust originated from hair. My son-in-law tried to make it seem not so bad and tell me that maybe they used horse hair instead of human hair.

Needless, to say, I was totally grossed out. I am not sure what happened to the leftover pizza, but I know that I did not eat it.

I was going through my emails the other day and came upon a link to Mike Adams' page and I started following links so I am not sure where this quote comes from exactly but it stated,

"People will eat anything that is marketed to them as food."

That is so true; just look at the items on 2/3 of the shelves in the grocery store. The majority of the "stuff" that they call food is not really food, but a food-like substance.

So, my goal for April is to eat food, real food. I am going to read labels on everything packaged that I buy and if I figure a thrid grader cannot read the list of ingredients, then it will be put back on the shelf. That and the 5-ingredient rule.

I think following those two rules will help me focus on eat real food.
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    Thanks for the heads-up about the Domino's crust. Makes me appreciate the couple of legitimately vegan pizza places around here just that much more.

    Sounds like you'd have been better off eating the box, lol.
    2240 days ago
    WooHoo!!! Great goal!!! Take it a step further and skip the packaged items altogether!
    2241 days ago
    Okay, that seriously grossed me out! I always feel much better when I eat whole foods and limited processed food. I find now that when I read ingredients and the list is long I put it back. Good for you!
    2241 days ago
    You are so right. It's a shame that when we try to eat out with friends, we seem to have more non-foods to choose from than real foods
    2241 days ago
  • MISSLISA1973
    Amen! Just because it's 'edible' doesn't mean it's food!
    2242 days ago
    That is so true. Ever since they started talking about pink slime, I haven't been able to even look at hamburger. It is really disgusting what we eat. I'm going to have to look into that pizza crust. That's just gross!
    2242 days ago
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