Before I grasped exactly WTF made organic foods so special, I was so, so confused. Seriouslyyy.
I didn’t grow up eating all organic, so I had absolutely no clue.
As soon as I was out in the world, shopping for my own ingredients, I was very much lost :
Why should I pay double the money for foods that literally look the same as the normal, cheaper stuff?
I once totally thought it was a marketing ploy – I mean, we’re never exactly sure what’s ACTUALLY done with our food during the long, LONG process involved before it’s set on the table, lookin’ nice & pretty.
& if you’ve had these same thoughts before, let me walk you through it – I’ll keep things simple!
Today I’m throwing it back to a time when I would eat junk food like it wasn’t a huge problem. YIKES! – we’ve all been there, right?
WEIRD because I basically I grew up in a house that almost never had candy, chips, or soda at an arm’s reach.
I think what really makes junky processed foods SO alluring is that they’re easy to eat & packed full of flavor – WAY too much flavor than necessary.
Crazy thing though : While inhaling an entire bag of chips or cookies, I never ever wondered “Oh gosh, I wonder what makes these so damn good?” … Until one day I randomly decided to read past the nutrition facts & glimpse the ingredients label.
MAN, what a totally eye-opening, life-changing moment that was!
Like, curiosity killed the cat?
… NOPE, just my appetite.
Not even being extra ( okay maybe a lil’ – who am I KIDDING ), but just WTF was sodium stearoyl lactylate? High fructose corn syrup? Sorbic acid? Artificial flavors?
These are all ingredients commonly found in highly processed foods – kind of as if we’re eating out of a chem lab instead of a kitchen.
I decided I wasn’t a fan & I wanted to cut down on the unnecessary chemicals going into my body – food should just be food, y’know? & thinking back, these processed foods tasted good for about 2 mins before I ended up feeling sluggish & gross – just not the best version of myself AT ALL.