Posted: Sep 19 2014
sleazy cheeses you should avoid
Natural food fans rejoiced at Kraft Foods’ announcement in February 2014 to ditch the artificial preservative, sorbic acid, from its American and White American Cheese slices. It’s certainly a step in the right direction for Kraft Foods, but there are other sleazy cheeses still in desperate need of a manufacturer makeover. Here are five of them:
1. Helluva Good Natural Cheese, Reduced Sodium Cheddar
This low sodium cheese uses potassium chloride to make up for the lack of salt. The additive is considered safe by the Food & Drug Administration; however, people with kidney or heart problems should avoid it. It’s also a found in fertilizer and, until the 1960s, was used in fire extinguishers as an effective fire retardant. Helluva Gross!
EAT THIS INSTEAD: Organic Valley Grassmilk Raw Sharp Cheddar (Ingredients: Organic Cultured Unpasteurized Milk, Sea Salt, Enzymes)
2. The Laughing Cow Cream Cheese Spread, Strawberries & Cream
Sweetened with Aspartame, this pink cream cheese also features carrageenan, a thickening agent derived from seaweed that’s been linked to . . . Click here to continue reading