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into your body depends on how acidic the product is that you are consuming. Key words to veer away from include “fortified” and MSG, an excitotoxin. Also stay away from “hydrolyzed” anything, yeast “extract”, protein “extract”, “textured” protein and the caseinates, which all always contain MSG. We are asking, and in fact demanding and taking for granted, that our bodies repair all of this harm, while we also ask relentlessly that our immune system work at its best all the time, that we recover from illness and injury quickly, and that we can keep a clear head and well functioning body. A

body in constant distress is much less effective at giving you what you need or want for yourself and your children.

ingredient list for your foods. In general, the shorter the better and as close to whole food as possible.

“Nutrition Detectives” is a wonderful family program created by Dr. David Katz of Yale University and you can click here to order a free DVD for your family!

#5- Fiber is your friend!

Dr. Katz goes through 5 key principles for families and label reading. #1- Never trust the front of a package #2- The first ingredient listed is always the biggest #3- ID harmful ingredients #4- Always look for a short

Learning about label reading and sharing with your children gives them the power to know what is and isn’t good for their growing bodies. My girls, who are 10, 8, 8 and 6 know when we are buying food to “turn it over”, look what it has inside, and then make a decision. I have gotten to a point that they do not need to even ask many times now. They know. Giving them that education on label reading early sets up a lifetime of successful eating habits for generations to come.

Nellie Harden has been Married to her best friend for 14 years and is a mom of four little, amazing, girls. In addition to being a homeschooling mama she works with families, schools and corporations to inspire healthy living around the world through good nutrition practices and growing whole foods. She also enjoys writing about all of life’s adventures on her blog.

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