It’s Girl Scout Crack….Cookie Time!

It’s that time of year. The Girl Scouts have come out and everyone is clamoring to get their crack…oh, I mean cookies. No, they really are a bit like crack! They are just as addictive. Think about how you crave them. You hide them. You can never eat just one. Have you ever thought what all that is about and why you act like that around them?

So I went on a search to find out what is actually in these addictive little buggers and the results where astounding. There where links to pshycologists discussing addictions, health coaches, etc. I even came across a strain of weed/pot that has the name Girl Scout Cookies weed. REALLY????

One of the most helpful posts I came across was by Food Babe. Please read through her information here. She covers: Sugar made from GMO Sugar Beets, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Partially Hydrogenated Oils, Enriched White Flour, Artificial Flavors, Class IV Caramel Color.Samoas

She very clearly points out where the ingredients are coming from and what they do to your body. As you strive for a healthier body and lifestyle, realize that while these cookies help out a great organization…what it actually contributes to is sickness and disease. So, the choice is up to you, support the Girl Scouts through purchasing the cookies that will lead to heart disease, obesity, cancer, et al. Or support the Girl Scouts through your monetary donations and/or time. The choice is yours. Just know what you are choosing and the body that you are creating.

If you have a loved one with an addiction to the Girl Scout Cookies, be sure to share this with them. The only way we change health is through education on what has been done.

Here are some of the other links if you’d like to learn more…http://www.eatthis.com/girl-scout-cookies-earn-demerit-badge

From a mom who’s family is allergic to food dye. http://www.diefooddye.com/2012/01/23/our-cookie-conundrum-how-we-support-scout-values-without-sacrificing-our-own/

What else is in them? http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/07/a-common-unlisted-food-additive-may-induce-food-allergies.html

Some choose not to sell and the results of that decision. http://articles.dailypilot.com/2012-07-17/news/tn-dpt-0718-girlscouts-20120717_1_trefoils-abc-bakers-girl-scout-cookies

Environmental Impacts of some of the ingredients. http://forestcouncil.org/worst-food-additive-ever-its-in-half-of-all-foods-we-eat-and-its-production-destroys-rainforests-and-enslaves-children-uk/

This one points out a lot of the different effects. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/aSGuest134965-1418568-better-nutrition-for-girls-health-scouts-of-america/

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