Do You Know What's in Your Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich?

 Read labels at the grocery store for good health

We all have problems trying to decipher labels on packages at the grocery store. We want nothing but the best for our families but have difficulty understanding the labels.

We have been bombarded with the new and better chemicals.

For instance, trans-fatty acids:  If the package contains 1/2 g of trans fat or less per serving, then it can be labeled as zero trans fats. The half life of trans fat is about 51 days as compared to normal saturated fat of 18 days only. It causes inflammation and neuro transmission problem from the brain via myelin sheath. Trans-fatty acids are one of the causes of several illnesses: Alzheimer's disease, dementia, Coronary artery disease, ADHD and depression.

Sports drinks containing sucralose (Splenda), chlorinated sugar and/or artificial coloring (such as the red lake 4 and blue Lake 6) are not healthy.

Sodas may contain sodium benzoate (causes allergies), phosphoric acid that may lead to osteoporosis and Carmel coloring that contains gluten from barley causing allergies. Also, wheat, rye and oats may also cause allergies due to gluten.

In the United States, Soya, is mostly genetically engineered and canola oil is made from Rapeseed oil and that is genetically modified. You need to avoid these oils.

If the label says USDA certified organic that means no Genetically modified organism (GMO).


A breakdown of the peanut butter and jelly sandwich:
Jelly has high fructose corn syrup
+ or - trans fat
white bread (contains bromine)
…and when eaten with a glass of soda it becomes a TOXIC combination.

Also, Azidocabamide is used to condition bread dough. When baked, the dough breaks down to chemicals known as hydrazines that are known carcinogens.

So, I encourage you to read food labels the next time you shop at the grocery store!

My advice?
Try sticking to green leafy vegetables and berries. 
Stay away from processed foods. 
If you cannot pronounce the ingredient, it’s too processed!


Article written by Dr. Indargit Singh, MD

Dr. Singh's focus is healthy living and acupuncture helps with managing chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia and depression.  He has been board certified in Family Medicine and received extensive training in acupuncture at UCLA and at the Academy of Pain Management for Acupuncture. He incorporates auricular acupuncture, body acupuncture and scalp acupuncture and the results are complementary to western medical practice.  A well and balanced person is in a dynamic state of physical, emotional, and spiritual harmony.