and now, to add Insult to Injury...
have a little phyto-ESTROGEN in your ice-pop, little girl or boy!!! Ice pops are TOXIC POPS!! Yes, yes, indeed. Don't look now--yes, LOOK NOW! They are adding SOY PROTEIN to ice pops! What's so insidious about this? The soy is in the fine print. You've got to search for it, almost with a magnifying glass. Will the addition of food fractions and fake food and more than that MAJOR ALLERGENS to food never stop?! START READING THE LABELS, MOMS--and Dads--and everyone else...before you toss that "on sale for Memorial Day" "give your child a treat for summer" box of toxins into your shopping cart. And certainly before you start passing them out to all the neighborhood kids!
The time is NOW to start being smart about what we are feeding our children. Heck, the time is PAST now. We must be aware and awake. We must be reading the labels on anything that has a label! I have said it before and I'll say it again...just because it is in a store does not mean the food is good for you! Heck, it may not even qualify for food at all!
So I write this post. For those of you who already make your own ice pops and popsicles from real ingredients for your children, kudos to you! Keep it up! Can be as easy as putting diluted orange juice in paper cups with popsicle sticks! Or weak lemonade made with maple syrup for that matter! Blend up some berries with coconut milk...Start a popsicle revolution in your neighborhood! In your school! Everywhere! Teach other moms how to make real food popsicles for their children. Turn the tide from electric blue, green, yellow and red toxic pops to a real pop! Once the kids get a taste, they will love your real pops. Just try it!
What's the INJURY that is already in the ice pops? I will give you a hint...excito-toxins, GMOs, corn syrup...yes, yes, yes! Food dyes that have been linked to hyperactivity in children! For those of you who are going for the "healthier", sugar free option, DON'T!! Aspartame is an excito-toxin! Excito-toxins make children --and adults-- go crazy. Alter their thinking. Set their nervous systems to "berserk" mode. GMOs? Yep, in that corn syrup and High Fructose Corn Syrup! (Do your children need more sugar? more corn syrup? HFCS?!! I think not!) And now, for something really awful...soy protein! In an ice pop! One of the TOP ALLERGENS in this country. Full of phyto-ESTROGEN. Genetically Modified, of course (that means Frankenfood). AND an ANTI-NUTRIENT. What are they thinking?!! Whatever the Food Scientists (Mad Scientists, I would venture to say) are thinking about when they put SOY protein in an ice pop, it's not about health, folks! From Dr. Kaayla Daniel's The Whole Soy Story...here is a sample of health effects that have been linked to soy consumption: breast cancer, brain damage, infant abnormalities, thyroid disorders, kidney stones, impaired fertility...What's "modified soy protein" anyway? Something from a lab. Again. And they are putting it in unsuspecting children's ice pops?!! Even if it is a minute amount, it doesn't belong there. Keep your allergenic, genetically modified, anti-nutrient, estrogenic and toxic food fractions OUT of our ice pops! The outrage!
Read the labels!
Make the ice pops!
Take back your and your child's health!!
More on the dangers of sugar and fructose
And for those of you who are ready to venture into the kitchen and make your own, check out some recipes from Jenny of Nourished Kitchen--wholesome, real food, kid-tested and delicious!