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Shouldn’t an Apple Pie have Apple in it?

When I make an apple pie at home the filling consists of stewed apple, cinnamon and I use honey to sweeten.

Here is what McDonalds uses in their apple pie filling :

Sodium Carboxy
Sodium Methyl
Sodium Cellulose (466)
Colour (160)
Colour (E160b)
Modified maize starch
Trisodium Citrate (331)
Citric acid (330)
Sugar
Water
Nutmeg extract
Cinnamon extract
Lemon juice extract
Apple extract

If you are unhappy with this extensive list of artificial ingredients – then vote with your dollar and don’t buy McDonalds Apple Pies!

What’s in those little tomato sauce sachets?

Those little sachets of tomato sauce that you get at McDonalds and fast food places do not actually have a lot of ‘tomato’ in them.

Here’s the ingredients of one of those sachets :

*Tomato paste extract
*Calcium sulphate (526)
*Glucose
*Water
*Invert sugar extracts
*Flavouring
*Salt
*White vinegar extract 9260)
*Acetic Acid
*Sodium Diacetate (262)

Just more ‘food for thought’!

A few reasons NOT to drink Coke

Heres a few reasons not to drink Coke:

* To carry the Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the ‘Hazardous Material’ signs reserved for highly corrosive materials.

* The phosphoric acid in Coke is known to erode tooth enamel. When that protective layer is compromised, teeth are vunerable to decay.

* Drinking two or more cans of Coke a day has the ability to cause kidney stones to form.

* Coke is high in caffeine, which has numerous side effects including anxiety, ‘jitters’, heartburn, insomnia, and increased heart rate.

* Coke is an ’empty’ beverage with zero nutritional benefits.

* One can of Coke a day increases your risk of diabetes by 85%.

* There are 22 teaspoons of sugar in one can of coke! 22!

* Coke removes rust spots from chrome car bumpers.

* Coke cleans road-haze from your windshield.

* To loosen a rusted bolt, apply a cloth soaked in Coca cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

* You can clean corrosion from car battery terminals with Coke. Pour a can over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.

….and one that I have personally tried and tested – I was told  that you could remove grease-spots from a concrete driveway using Coke, so I could not resist and tried it, it worked! Shocking but true.

If its winter where you are…munch on some vitamin C!

If its winter where you are , its a good idea to get some vitamin C tablets.

Otherwise known as Ascorbic Acid, make sure you buy a good quality brand – I love Blackmores personally –  read the label to ensure that you are not eating mountains of tableting agents which some brand names tend to use.

Vitamin C is present, of course, in many foods….foods high in vitamin C are kiwifruit, limes, lemons, mandarins, oranges, grapefruit, rockmelon, pawpaw, broccoli, and the humble tomato. Fresh produce has more vitamin C retained than preserved or frozen produce, and tests have revealed that organic produce has more levels of vitamin C detected than non-organic.

Often seasonal winter fruit and vege are high in vitamin C – its nature’s way of providing us with that extra that we need during winter maybe.

Juices are good too – the more ‘pure’ the better. Less than 98% juice is simply not juice in my opinion, its cordial. Check for the pulp at the bottom of the bottle, and read the label. Organic juices are not actually all that more expensive when you weigh up the health benefits. And of course : try  lemon and honey drinks! So yummy, kids love them, plus that lovely goodness that honey has to offer (see previous post!).

Have a lovely day!