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May 17, 2023

3 Reasons to Avoid Oatmeal

We’re constantly being fed the line that oatmeal is going to help reduce our cholesterol levels and that it’s “heart healthy.” First of all, when your instant oatmeal is packed full of sugar and natural...

March 17, 2023

Is Titanium Dioxide Considered A Clean Ingredient?

Titanium dioxide has made recent headlines in the news, and it seems to have made a controversial mark. Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is a naturally occurring mineral that is widely used as a white pigment in...

March 14, 2023

One Shocking Ingredient That Is In Your Smoothie

You are gearing up for springtime, shorts and a better mood with smoothies and detoxes. In an effort to save time (plus the mess), you grab a smoothie at the grocery store expecting the “diet” to be effortless...

February 23, 2023

3 Reasons to Say No to Cheerios

Cheerios have been a staple in so many households for a long time. It’s marketed as being “heart healthy” and is apparently known to “help lower cholesterol.” The bright yellow box displays the cereal in a...

January 12, 2023

Is Sodium Nitrate or Sodium Nitrite Clean?

Preservatives are typically added to food to extend the shelf life and make them last longer. Sodium nitrate and sodium nitrite are salts that are often used as a preservative to fit this category. You’ll...

December 28, 2022

Is Aspartame Clean?

Wake Up and Read The Labels has guidelines that we use to decide if an ingredient is “clean” or not. For example, if you are grocery shopping and see vegetable oil or artificial colors listed as an ingredient,...

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 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, yogurts,...

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...

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