Web Toolbar by Wibiya
 
 
 

GL PROFILES

More Friends = More Fun

 
 

GL
Tweets !

8 HOURS AGO Boobs actually get flatter from sleeping on your belly—#FactOrFiction? http://t.co/7mzxaXpwC0

11 HOURS AGO Are you and your BFFL too much alike!? Take the #quiz, and see if you're stuck in the clone zone: http://t.co/BpmROLyNcN

12 HOURS AGO Sneak a peek at your future in this week's horoscopes: http://t.co/9XlQA9FGQg

 

sponsored links

Fruit snacks have more in common with the family car than ya thought

 
Gummy fruit snacks are one of your fave munchies, and we don’t blame ya! They’re often packed with vitamins, are super low-cal and all you’ve gotta do it tear open a package and chow down. According to The Huffington Post, however, these innocent looking snacks contain ingredients that are just plain ol’ gross. 
 

Since gummies are processed foods, they’ve been engineered to taste, smell and look as delicious as they do. And they’re packed with preservatives to make ‘em last for awhile on grocery store shelves. But the most ew-wrothy item of notice? Their ingredients.

 

Vegans and vegetarians might object to the gelatin that makes them so, well, gummy. Gelatin is made from animal bones and cartilage—not the best option, probably, if you’re staying away from animal products. And that artificial shine? Yeah, it comes from carnauba wax, which is derived from the leaves of palm trees. It’s also the same wax we use to shine cars, floors and surf boards. Still with us? The cheery reds and yellows in your handful of gummies comes from petroleum. Some of the food colorings used in our fruit snacks are even banned outside the U.S. 

 

Still love your fruit snacks but don’t want to eat the ingredients in them? No worries! Look for all-natural or organic alternatives to fruit snacks. Also, you can try other quick and easy snacks such as fresh fruit, dried fruit, raw veggies, cheese and crackers, yogurt or nuts.

 

Tell us what YOU think! Will you totally give up fruit snacks or are you still on Team Gummy = Yummy?
 
 

BY GL ON 3/24/2012 12:00:00 AM

POSTED IN , , , ,

< PREVIOUS   NEXT >   
comments powered by Disqus
 

Step up your footwear. What’s your go-to spring kick?




 
 

A bath won't get you clean because you are soaking in your own dirt.

How to plan the perfect party

 

 

Decoration DIYs, delish recipes, party pointers and more—Planning Perfect Parties is your complete guide to hosting fun, festive fêtes. CLICK HERE for a sneak peek inside.

 
Posts From Our Friends

sponsored links