Sprinkles are made of sugar, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, artificial colors, and carnauba wax. They are basically flavored edible candles. Skip the sprinkles and add cacao nibs, coconut shavings, or slivered almonds.

Cool Whip seems like the perfect topper but it is made from hydrogenated vegetable oil,high fructose corn syrup, polysorbate 60, sorbitan monostearate. Not only is it not whipped cream, but the substance only has a little skim milk and light cream in the ingredients. The sorbitan monostearate is linked to kidney disease and enlargement in mice.

Maraschino Cherries just look a little unnaturally bright for a fruit. Well, that is do to the red #40 along with sulfur dioxide, calcium chloride, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, and lastly high fructose corn syrup. These cherries can last up to 3 years before ever getting close to their expiration date. It’s better to get really cherries instead.

helpful nutritional facts from healthy lifestyle secretsSecret: Bottled lemonade has high fructose corn syrup, sugar, and Yellow #5. It isn’t your homemade lemonade with lemon juices, ice, and a little sugar. The yellow #5 that gets added in can cause hyperactivity and impaired renal functions.

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