Just a quick post reminding everyone to check their fresh produce for “vegetable wax”–meaning soy based wax coating! I found out firsthand by purchasing a large bag of Sunkist oranges from the Meijer produce section and not thinking I had to read a label for “fresh” fruit. Who would even believe a bag of oranges has an ingredients label? Anyway, as soon as I pulled the bag out of our pantry and started to wash the oranges for juicing, I felt a waxy substance on the peel and a small itch starting in my throat. Sure enough, the back of the back listed vegetable wax on the back and I was popping a Benadryl.
So moral of the story! Check your fresh fruits and vegetables for soy based waxy coatings before you bring them home. And watch out for soy based candles. They are often really pretty and decorative and smell awesome, but trust me, the smoke or even the smell of the candle will set off very sensitive individuals. So I guess what I’m trying to say is…read labels on everything. Even things you never thought HAD an ingredient label.
The bright side of this is that I’ll be buying a lot of local, in season, organic fresh fruits and vegetables from the market =) And there’s nothing wrong with that!
Leaving you with some positivity and a book recommendation– For any young women struggling either with food allergies, depression, or self acceptance, I really recommend Treasure Yourself, by Miranda Kerr. I mentioned last post on how Kerr uses her fame to spread positivity, health, and help to people all over the world. Her book is a great read for young women to learn how to embrace their uniqueness and deal with hardships that most young women will face while growing up. Here’s a positive affirmation written by Kerr that I wanted to share:
“May you treasure and learn to love every unique and incredible part of you. May you allow your soul to shine and your spirit to soar. May you find inner peace in the acceptance of yourself.” –Miranda Kerr
Best wishes and happy Sunday,