Posted by: magicnYs
Posted on: 6th Jun 2014
My children and myself are not "allergic" to foods, but certainly intolerant to certain naturally occurring chemicals in foods. We found a lot of support from Fedup.com.au and from TheTrustedTrolley.com.au who both support minimal additive and preservative eating.
I buy most of our groceris at the supermarket and a health food shop where necessary (ie if Woolies is out of their sulphite free dessicated coconut I will get some from health food shop next door). With help from The Trusted Trolley I haven't had to read too many labels as I know what to buy now, but when there are new products out I often still check labels. Products don't advertise themselves well enough. Especially when they say things like no added colours and flavours and then they add a preservative like Sodium Metabisulphite which flares up my asthma. My food bill is probably a little bit more expensive, because foods without harmful additives/preservatives always cost a little bit more, but I'm happy to pay that price now rather than in my health down the track.