December 16, 2022

Is Carrageenan Clean?

Carrageenan is one of those words that makes you scratch your head. It doesn’t sound very natural, but it’s a common ingredient that you see in lots of products. You typically will see it in dairy products or...

December 15, 2022

Harmful Effects Of Food Dyes

You know all of those sugary cereals and fruit gummies that your kids love to eat? They’re usually the ones with their favorite cartoon characters or sports stars plastered all over the front. These products...

December 14, 2022

Wake UP’s Clean “Sugar” Cookie Recipe

Pillsbury is always on top of their seasonal marketing game with their sugar cookies. You know the ones with the snowmen, Christmas trees, pumpkins, etc. If your kids see them on the shelf, there’s a high...

December 13, 2022

Do You Know What Is In Your Chick-fil-A Peppermint Chip Milkshake?

Here at Wake Up and Read The Labels, when the holidays come around we see advertisements for many types of seasonal foods. Most healthy people know that fast food milkshakes are not healthy.  However, we...

December 12, 2022

3 Major Reasons to Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup

  High Fructose Corn Syrup is not an item you can just purchase on a shelf in a grocery store. It’s usually an ingredient found in many common commercially packaged products like beverages, baked goods,...

December 10, 2022

Is Stevia Clean?

Here at Wake Up and Read The Labels, we have certain standards that we use to determine if food is “clean” or not. We all know that carrots, celery, and food that grows out of the ground are healthy.  However,...

December 09, 2022

What Is Enriched Wheat Flour?

Enriched wheat flour is a common ingredient that you’ll find in many products. But what is it, actually? It says that it’s enriched, which you’d think would be a good thing, right?  Hate to burst your bubble,...

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3 Common Morning Foods

Chances are that you have a morning ritual that you follow every single day. You may be the type that has to have coffee first thing each morning. Or, you may prefer a smoothie to start your day! 

December 05, 2022

Wake UP’s Clean Hot Cocoa Recipe

Not much sounds better on a cool winter night than curling up in a blanket with a warm cup of hot cocoa in hand. It’s creamy, sweet, and brings so much comfort. If you’re making your hot cocoa using one of...

December 03, 2022

Wake UP’s Clean Caramel Apple Spice

The holiday season is already upon us, which inevitably means we’re craving all of those yummy specialty drinks. You know the ones. They usually consist of some blend of cinnamon, cloves, all spice, star anise...

December 02, 2022

PFAS, Chemicals That Last Forever In Your Body

Drinking sugary sodas has been on a decline over the past several years, and a lot of that is probably due to so many people finally realizing the harmful effects that they can cause. The amount of sugar and...

December 01, 2022

3 Reasons to Avoid Caramel Color

Caramel color is one of the most commonly used food colorings. It’s often found inside sodas, dark breads, chips, desserts, etc. It offers zero nutritional value, but it provides a brown coloring that appeals...

November 22, 2022

How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Every year you set goals for weight loss, only to feel defeated around the holidays. You can enjoy the foods you love without the pesky weight gain. To reduce the number on the scale, make some simple swaps...

November 11, 2022

Do You Season Your Food?

They sit in a rack or in a small cupboard. You use them daily - whether it’s a scrambled egg in the morning for breakfast, or chicken for dinner, you sprinkle in some extra flavor. Have you ever read the...

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