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Homemade Marshmallows and S’mores

By November 12, 2020No Comments

☀️Summer Camping? – S’mores

My family loves s’mores. I was complaining to my friend Laura from @lauralivesthegoodlife that the better choice marshmallows are so expensive, not in my budget, and hard to find.

She said, “just make them. They are simple.” I legit laughed and said, “I have no time for making homemade marshmallows. I want to buy them.” She said I can teach you in 4 simple steps. So watch my IG stories today to see the 4 steps.

Some info to know about s’mores:
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?DARK CHOCOLATE (look for 70%+ cacao)
-It contains antioxidants, polyphenols and flavanols. These can help reduce oxidation and help eliminate free radicals. (1)
-Improve blood flow to the brain (2)
-Reduce the risk of heart disease (3)
-increased HDL and lower LDL(4)
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✨MARSHMALLOWS
The majority of them have blue dye added to them. Marshmallow packages can be on store shelves for months at a time and the blue dye helps keep them white. Blue 1, the dye found in most common marshmallow brands, has known allergenic affects as well as causing hypersensitivity reactions.(5)
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✨GRAHAM CRACKERS
Can have ingredients like soybean oil, canola oil, corn syrup and artificial flavors. The problem with these ingredients is that they come from some of the top crops that are genetically modified:

Canola- 95% of crops are GMO
Soy- 94% of crops are GMO
Corn- 92% of crops are GMO(6)
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Maybe next time you enjoy s’mores you can choose a better choice ingredient.
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1. https://bmcchem.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1752-153X-5-5
2 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16794461/
3 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20858571/
4 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17513403/
5 https://cspinet.org/sites/default/files/attachment/food-dyes-rainbow-of-risks.pdf
6 https://www.fda.gov/food/agricultural-biotechnology/gmo-crops-animal-food-and-beyond

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