May 16, 2013
Have you noticed the changes occurring in our foods? I am amazed every time I walk through the grocery store. A few examples are:
Cool Whip® is no longer non-dairy; it now includes skim milk and light cream.
Cottage cheese, half and half and milk with expiration dates 1-2 months ahead.
Sugar and low calorie sweeteners are blended together.
Packaged gelatin and pudding mix and some canned or bottled sodas, lemonade and teas now contain phosphate additives.
Fresh pork and chicken may be injected with sodium-phosphate solution to maintain the fresh appearance while waiting for purchase.
Heat and eat foods extend beyond the grocery store deli section, and unfortunately, often provide half or more of the daily sodium target .
Can you think of other examples? Read more…