In Response to When you shop do you take time to read ingredients on items you are purchasing?:
The reason I'm asking is because, lately, last 6 mos, I have. Then I look up items on the internet. One is acesulfame potassium, not healthy, found in diet pop, diet flavored water, diet puddings, low cal yogurt, gatorade. Mostly anything diet & sometimes includes Aspartame also. Yesterday, looking at large Yoplait yogurt (32 ounce) one of the ingredients was CARMINE! Ground up red beetles and some reproduction parts separated, boiled and strained through a sieve for the juice. This is their coloring in the yogurt! YUK! I did not find that in Dannon. Other companies are using grape skins, processed for color. I tried to e-mail Yoplait but could not. I have a yogurt maker and I might start making my own, again. I quit buying anything diet and quit using Sweet & Low and other artifical sweetners. My friend's Sister, an R.N., said that the imitation sweetners are stored in the brain because the body does not recognize it and it is thought to cause Alzheimers. WISH I had known that 30 yrs ago. I stayed off sugar - health reason. But do you believe Carmine???
Posted by DiAnne H