Food For Thought Pt2

Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are God. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are God.

- Christopher Hitchens

BewarePoison01ARTIFICIAL ADDITIVES

By far and away the most harmful of foods are ones that contain artificial additives and ingredients. Have you ever wondered why these foods are multicoloured? After all, dogs don’t care what colour their food is. The colours are only for marketing reasons, to make the consumer think of vegetables and meat, etc.

enumbers01Even foods that look healthy can be just as bad; some foods containing peas and carrots, masquerading as ‘natural’ contain artificial colourings to make the peas and carrots look fresh in the can. It’s a real minefield.

To make matters worse, checking the label won’t necessarily help. By law in the UK, the additives only have to be listed on bags of food larger than 10kgs. This means all the food you see in smaller bags and in tins do not have to list the additives in the food. Despite this, it’s really important to check the labels, because there are a few tell-tale signs…

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