Satisfy your Sweet Tooth with Safer Alternatives this Season!

Yuliana Motyl‘Tis the season for family, togetherness, and lots of tasty treats! Baked goods tend to take center stage during the holidays, with gingerbread houses, festive cookies, and holiday-inspired cakes and pies.

This is the time our supermarkets are bustling with people making last minute purchases. No matter where we look – we are sure to find an abundance of holiday treats to satisfy our sweet tooth. Before you make your routine purchase of holiday ingredients for baking, please be aware of the toxins that may be contributing to breast cancer.

Here is some information to help you choose safer alternatives for your baking according to the “What’s On My Food” database (

Wheat Flour: 16 pesticide residues: 3 known or probable carcinogens, 9 suspected hormone disruptors, and 5 neurotoxins.

Butter: contains 3 known or probable carcinogens, 8 suspected hormone disruptors, and 2 reproductive toxins.

Heavy cream: contains 3 known or probable carcinogens, 8suspected hormone disruptors, and 3 reproductive toxins.

Milk: contains a total of 12 pesticide residues: 5 of which are known or probable carcinogens, 8 suspected hormone disruptors, and 4 reproductive toxins. In conventional farming operations, cows are typically injected with recombinant bovine growth (rBGH) hormones in order to produce more milk, which travel from the cow into the milk that we consume – increasing our chances of developing breast cancer.

Eggs: Pesticides used in chicken feed may be carcinogens – which travel from the feed, to the chicken, and ultimately into the eggs we consume.

….and sugar? Sugarcane production often includes use of Atrazine, one of the most concerning pesticides The science on its link to breast cancer and other diseases suggest organic sugar is best!

If you are looking to bake this season, look for the organic version of your cookie and cake mixes and ingredients for your holiday treats – to ensure you and your loved ones are protected!

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