Breakfast, dessert, or a toxic storm?

We LOVE cereal in my family. Addie snacks on some every day and Christopher and I have a bowl before bed almost every night.

During my last trimester with Adeline, I ate frosted flakes every day and couldn’t go without it. I didn’t find out until after she was born that it has toxic ingredients in it ๐Ÿ˜” I was being so mindful about all the products I was putting on my body but was putting poison in my body, unknowingly, with this craving.

Are you wondering what some of the ingredients hiding in common cereals are?

BHT โŒ BHA and BHT can induce allergic reactions in the skin. The International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies BHA as a possible human carcinogen. The European Commission on Endocrine Disruption has also listed BHA as a Category 1 priority substance, based on evidence that it interferes with hormone function.

Artificial Dyes ๐Ÿšซ Artificial colorings are linked to attention-deficit disorder and hyperactivity in children.ย  Theyโ€™ve been linked to headaches, stomachaches, asthma, cancer, chromosomal damage, lymphomas, insomnia, eczema, hives, organ tumors, etc.ย  Animal studies have even linked artificial dyes to organ damage, birth defects and certain cancers.

Natural Flavors โŒ Natural flavors is one of those nasty little phrases we avoid at all costs on every label. It sounds so harmless, but do you actually know what status our lovely FDA has given those two words?ย Proprietary. Trade Secrets. This allows all kinds of toxic or just disgusting things (google castoreum and know that this is allowed within the term “natural flavors”) to be in your food. It is like the term “fragrance” on personal care products, AVOID IT!

Artificial Flavors ๐Ÿšซ Artificial flavoring is derived from inedible sources, like petroleum. The problem with natural and artificial flavors on a nutritional label is that you have absolutely no idea what youโ€™re consuming.

Now for the good news. You don’t have to consume these things or feed it to your children if you enjoy a bowl of cereal like I do. Now, that I know better, I make sure I do better, and you can too. I started testing out different cereals with clean ingredients immediately after discovering what’s in the cereals I had been eating. It was discouraging at times when I got some that just didn’t taste good at all. But, I kept trying, and now we have a handful that we absolutely love!

For more clean, toxin free food ideas, head on over to https://www.facebook.com/groups/raisingclean/

Raise clean, friends ๐ŸŒท

Let’s talk food ๐ŸŒท

๐š‚๐š—๐šŠ๐šŒ๐š”๐šœ and ๐šœ๐š๐šŠ๐š™๐š•๐šŽ๐šœ!

I placed a Thrive order on Saturday and thought it is perfect timing to give a break down of my thrive favorites especially since we’ve all got food on the mind this week.

I am so excited to be able to offer first time shoppers 25% off as well!

We ๐Ÿ’š Thrive Market because it offers:
โ€ขSuper savings (most prices canโ€™t be beat)
โ€ขLots of our favorites in one spot
โ€ขFree shipping directly to our doorstep

๐™๐™จ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™˜๐™ž๐™–๐™ก ๐™จ๐™๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™  ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง 25% ๐™ค๐™›๐™› ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™›๐™ž๐™ง๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ง๐™™๐™š๐™ง: http://thrv.me/ujcsNz

โ–ถ ๐™๐™ž๐™ฅ๐™จ:
โ€ขShop the certified organic tab for food items
โ€ขGrab your staples here and use your local grocery for produce and parishables
โ€ขPlease keep in mind, there’s still a large portion of their products that are NOT Raising Clean approved – especially in the personal care tab. Be on the lookout there for blacklisted ingredients and never hesitate to ask for help reading those ingredient labels!
โ€ขI personally don’t feel comfortable recommending any Acure brand products due to the current investigation on them utilizing child labor.

โ–ถ ๐™‹๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™Ž๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™š๐™จ:
Organic Coconut Milk
Organic Coconut Aminos
Organic Maple Syrup
Organic Coffee
Organic Rolled Oats
Organic Pasta Sauce
Organic Rice
Organic Lentil Pasta
Pea Protein Powder
Grass Fed Collagen Peptides
Calafia Farms Better Half Creamer
Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips
Couscous Mix
Date Sugar
Organic Coconu Nectar
Color Kitchen Food Coloring
Simples Mills Almond Flour Pancake & Waffle Mix
Organic Raw Coconut Butter
Organic Dried Mango
Almond Flour
Organic Sesame Seeds
Organic Pure Lemon Juice
Organic Pumpkin Puree
Organic Spices
Nutritional Yeast Powder
Brown Rice Pasta
Organic Soup
Turkey Gravy
Organic Free Range Chicken Broth
Be Kind Granola Bars
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
Organic Gluten Free Pancake & Baking Mix
Organic Gluten Free Pasta

โ–ถ ๐™๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™ฉ๐™จ:
Organic Toaster Pastries
Simple Mills Cake Mix
Organic Grass Fed Mac & Cheese
Organic Chocolate Syrup
Newman O’s Cookies
Mighty Muffins
Organic Potato Chips
Chocolate Pudding
Cacao Goji Power Snacks
Larabars
Organic Fruit Strips
Organic Rice Bars

โ–ถ Pets:
Dog Cookies

For access to my full toxin free master list with all your personal care products ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://forms.gle/3fJiMRtJfYokBCjQ7