Happy Monday everyone!
I hope you had a great weekend! We went to the beach with friends this weekend and had a GREAT time! Our son is at the age where everything is new and exciting to him so it was really fun to see him hang out with the older kids and try to keep up with the "big boys". He had his first taste of microwave popcorn this weekend and LOVED it so I thought I would do my Mela Monday post on Melaleuca's Simply Fit Microwave Popcorn.
First, if you are new to the blog and haven't heard of Melaleuca, you can click here to read more about it. Each "Melaleuca Monday" post is meant to EDUCATE not to scare, even though the facts about ingredients found in name brand products can be down right scary sometimes!
I'm sure you have all heard of the dangers of microwave popcorn on the news. If you haven't it's all over the internet for you to Google. Here are SEVERAL links to news articles about the various risks to buying name brand microwave popcorn...
The main risks you need to know about are as follows...
1. PFOA. The manufacturers of microwave popcorn coat the bags with a chemical that, according to the FDA, breaks down during the cooking process and forms a chemical called perfluorooctanoic or PFOA. The Environmental Protection Agency classifies PFOA as a likely carcinogen.
2. Diacetyl. A chemical called diacetyl is used to give microwave popcorn a butter flavor — but it also gives rise to bronchiolitis obliterans or "popcorn workers lung." There is disagreement over whether or not ordinary consumers who pop a bag or two a week are at risk, but one court awarded a consumer $7.2 million after developing popcorn lung. A Denver man said he developed the disease from eating two bags of microwave popcorn every day for 10 years. To avoid inhaling diacetyl, open freshly popped bags away from your face, and if you have an exhaust fan attached to your stove, turn it on.
3. And then ofcourse the preservatives, artificial colors and flavors, and ingredients like corn treated with chemicals and pesticides. ALL of these things have been scientifically linked to cancer!
Melaleuca makes their own brand of popcorn called Simply Fit. It's microwave popcorn that does not contain Dactyl or PFOA. It also contains ingredients from certified organic growers. The corn is grown on land farmed without chemicals, synthetic pesticides, or fertilizers. It contains no trans fats, cholesterol, artificial flavors or colors, or preservatives. BUT it still tastes DELICIOUS and comes in 2 flavors!!!
It's the perfect afternoon and/or movie snack! Our family loves it!
As I have mentioned before, we changed over all of our household products to Melaleuca shortly after our baby was born. We have been living in a "toxin free" home for exactly 1 year now and have been very satisfied with our decision to switch from name brand to Melaleuca.
If you would like more information and/or would like to become a Melaleuca customer, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember, when life hands you lemons, turn them into something lovely!
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