HIDDEN NASTIES IN YOUR FAVOURITE BREAKFAST
Whilst yoghurt and granola might sound like a healthy option, unless your yoghurt is homemade or has 2 ingredients (milk and bacteria), we can almost guarantee you that it ain’t so great for the system. Here are some of the additives that we found in the yoghurt being sold in Australian supermarkets. Check out the ingredients below we think you should be aware of and finally our top picks next time you’re buying Yoghurt!
Potential effects: include allergic reactions, hay fever, asthma, headache, hyperactivity, skin irritation, stomach upset
Also found in cosmetics and sunscreen
Derived from: petroleum !!!!
Potential effects: anaphylaxis, asthma, prohibited in foods for infant, urticarial (nettle rash or hives)
Also found in cosmetics, lipstick, mascara, tablets, beverages, biscuits, desserts, bakery products
Derived from: animals and insects
Possible effects: diabetes, insulin problems, obesity, brain fog, loss of vitality, hyperactivity, basically everything
Annatto extracts: (160b/E160)
Potential effects: a headache, hypertension, may cause irritability, prohibited in foods for infants, restlessness, sleep disturbance, nettle rash or hives
Also found in beverages, cereals, ice cream, dairy products, cosmetics and soap
Derived from: Possible GMO’s
Potential effects: caused shrunken thymus glands and enlarged liver and kidneys in animals, may cause headaches and migraine, may cause skin rashes, prohibited in foods for infants, weak mutagen
Also found in soft drink and confectionary
Derived from: Synthetic materials and made from sugar and chlorine! (YUCK!)
The solution? Always go for FULL FAT Greek Yoghurt that has nothing else besides milk and the bacteria in the ingredients. Also, the sugar should always be 4.7g/100g or less as that is just the lactose, not fructose. Anything more is added sugar. Also, anything that is ‘fat-free’ will contain additives and sugars to help it taste better.