Rate Your Plate – Find out how healthy(or not) your Food is

For most of my  adult life I did not like chicken.  I kept hearing about how healthy  it is if you have to eat meat, but it did not taste like the chicken my Mom used to make.  And not because I couldn’t cook. . . .  I also avoided chicken legs and only ate boneless breast.

A few years ago I found natural, free range chicken with no anti-biotics on sale and tried it.  I never looked back.  I purchase the same brand all the time.    And I even like the boneless thighs.  Of course, we do stock up when the price drops.

Did you ever wonder if what you are eating is labelled honestly, and if it is really as  healthy as proclaimed on the label?  I recently found the Environmental Working Group Website.  They now have a rate your plate feature – the good news is my favorite brand of chicken came in at 1.9 on a scale of 1 to 10 where less is more.   That is, a rating of 1 is great and a rating of 10 is, lets just be polite and say, not desirable.

Here is the link – simply enter your food in the search box:

http://www.ewg.org/foodscores

Have fun!

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a powerful light worker, intuitive medium, and coach. She lives with the daily challenge of muscular dystrophy and shares the wisdom she receives from the Divine Source of all that is, bringing joy to the lives of others.
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3 Responses to Rate Your Plate – Find out how healthy(or not) your Food is

  1. I would advise caution when making decisions based on information from the EWG. They do have some good information, but it’s good to confirm with multiple sources. EWG came out with a Rate Your Plate database which has great potential, but falls short of doing what it’s supposed to. Here’s where their database falls short:
    http://greeneyedguide.com/2014/10/29/food-science-in-the-news-the-information-edition/

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  2. Betti says:

    Thank you for raising a good point. My followers are intelligent people who know better than to make all their dietary decisions based on one chart. I would like to point out that the Grocery Manufacturers Association is biased as well; In fact, On December 5, 2013, the Grocery Manufacturers Association sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration announcing GMA’s plan to petition the FDA to establish a rule allowing food made with genetically modified products to be labeled as ‘natural’. That totally defies logic and common sense.

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  3. Agreed, I think every major organization has some degree of bias. While “natural” is one of my least favorite words to see on a package, I wouldn’t say that GM foods should be labeled “natural”. In fact, if I had it my way, NOTHING would be labeled natural. Have you seen some of these “natural” products? Granola bars, peanut butter, ice cream? Talk about defying logic and common sense. I can see “made with natural ingredients”, but let’s save the word “natural” for things that are, by definition, “as found in nature”. http://greeneyedguide.com/2014/03/24/when-granola-bars-roam-free/

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