Is Jalapeno Sauce Not Green Enough?
Why do we need to eat meat that has artificial red color injected into it? Do we really want the fake smell of chemical air-fresheners in the air we breathe? Is real chocolate so boring that we need to add artificial flavoring to our ice cream?
Our consumer world is so full of artificial color, scent and flavor that many of us don’t know what natural is anymore. We slather on chemically scented lotions and cleansers, we eat food sweetened with fake flavors, we drink unnaturally colored liquids.
Look at what is in your medicine cabinet, in your shower, on your pantry shelf, in your refrigerator. Look at the ingredients – how many products that you use everyday contain “artificial flavors” or “Yellow No.5” or “fragrance”? What would happen to your sense of smell if you stopped using body care products that smelled overly strong of artificial fragrances? What would your taste buds savor if you gave your palate a break from chemical flavorings? How mouth-watering would food look if you ate meals made from real ingredients found in nature?
I challenge you to try this for 2 weeks: Use only unscented cleansers, shampoos, and lotions. Eat food that is homemade or at least does not contain any artificial flavor. Avoid any food or drink that contains artificial coloring. Read your labels; just last week I saw jalapeno sauce on a restaurant table that had added blue and yellow coloring to make it look more green (jalapenos are already green!).
My guess is that you will not miss any of those chemicals. And your nose, eyes and taste buds will wake up and become more alive than ever! You will savor the scents, colors and flavors that nature has gifted us and find a new appreciation for foods and products that are made with natural ingredients.
Try the challenge for 2 weeks. What was your experience? How did it change the way you treat your body and senses now?
Publish Date: September 14, 2010 *Articles may include updates since original publishing.