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Dangerous Trans Fats

What the Food Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know

a_oreo2Two decades ago I read a study about the analysis of cholesterol in the arteries of people who died of coronary artery disease. It turned out that much of the gunk lining these arteries wasn’t cholesterol at all – it was Crisco – hydrogenated vegetable oil. Since then I have been warning people not to eat anything with vegetable shortening that is chemically more like plastics than food. Today we call these substances trans fats. The industry has known about this for at least that long! Only now, after even more publicity than they could squelch, they’ve started to do something about it.
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2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by JavaHealth - October 20, 2009 at 7:28 am

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MSG is Harmful for You and Your Children

Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) is a flavor enhancer usually used for  soup, salad dressing, chips, frozen entrees, restaurant foods and many other foods. This amino acid brings out the flavor in many foods. While that may sound like a treat for taste buds, the use of MSG allows companies to reduce the amount of real ingredients in their foods, such as chicken in chicken soup. In the 1960s, it was discovered that large amounts of MSG fed to infant mice destroyed nerve cells in the brain. After that research was publicized, public pressure forced baby-food companies to stop adding MSG to their products (it was used to make the foods taste better to parents).

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4 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Adhi - October 3, 2009 at 11:58 am

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