Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Shopping at Safeway - Reading Labels

I went shopping at Safeway last Sunday and felt exhausted at the end of the trip. Not being the usual place I shop, I really had to take my time and read all the labels. I just don't understand why there needs to be soy in tuna cans? The other ingredient I saw popping in alot of the almond milks and coconut milks is carrageenan. I see its a seaweed extract. But I have asked Nell Stephenson to check into this. She said she has emailed Dr. Loren Cordain himself. So I'm waiting for the answer. I really like shopping at Trader Joes and the Co-ops. Whole Foods and PCC are great too, but clear out the account quick.
With food labels, here are two easy rules for you to remember:

  1. If you can't pronounce it, don't buy it
  2. If it has more than 5 ingredients, its way too processed and I would leave it on the shelf.


  1. Nell got back to me on carrageenan. She emailed Dr. Loren Cordain who replied, and I quote, "I know virtually nothing about carageenan gum".

    I wouldn't worry about it in small, trace amounts...

  2. 3 Studies PROVE How Coconut Oil Kills Belly Fat.

    The meaning of this is that you literally burn fat by consuming coconut fat (also coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 studies from big medical magazines are sure to turn the traditional nutrition world upside down!