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Monday, June 06, 2011

The Case of the Missing Blueberries

Love blueberries? Check out this video. It will change the way you look at your favourite blueberry products.

To learn about the potential hazards of consuming artificial food colours, view this article. Probably best to avoid them.

In the video, Nature's Path cereals are mentioned. We have been eating only their cereals for a few years now, with a few fresh organic berries tossed on top. Nature's Path cereals are of very high quality and in addition to the benefits mentioned in the video - organic ingredients with no artificial flavours or colours - Nature's Path is a non-GMO company (you can learn about GMOs here).

If you're looking for genuine blueberry flavour, why not try... blueberries! Fresh or frozen they pack a powerful antioxidant punch! 

Healthy eating!


  1. I had never thought about this before, but having watched this it makes so much sense. After all if all these products contained REAL berries they would cost much more money. Another sad example of all that's wrong with the food industry!

  2. Its sad, isn't it? And we think we're saving so much time and getting something 'quasi' healthy when we buy these things. In the end, they're not at all healthy and if we have to constantly check labels, we're not saving time either. May as well eat 'real' food!

  3. When I read the labels of local brands here in the Philippines they don't contain words you can't pronounce. I once picked up a powdered milk candy and it read "powdered skim milk, brown sugar, sugar, glutinous rice" and I was like, that's it? No corn syrup or artificial colors? So whether it's the lack of technology to compress complex chemicals together to form food ingredients or the surplus availability of fresh and all natural ingredients, I'm thankful I can read and pronounce everything I eat here...then again we have the problem of many items containing MSG. Pros and cons exist no matter where you live.

  4. That's fantastic, Rachel (except for the MSG - from what I understand that stuff sucks the dopamine out of your brain and can lead to Parkinson's). Some companies here are doing a better job of using real ingredients too (like Nature's Path). If people stop buying the other stuff, the other companies will fall in line also.