Are you feeding your kids this poison for breakfast?
I had an opportunity for a blog post this weekend while at my parents’ house that I couldn’t pass up (sorry mom and dad). My kids found some Pillsbury Toaster Strudels in the freezer and asked if they could have one. I don’t buy these conventional brands of food (because 9 out 10 times they’re full of crap and GMOs and come from companies that put profit before health) so I decided to take a look at the ingredients, I knew I wasn’t going to find a picture of health on the back of that box, but what I found was much more disturbing than even I imagined.
We start with some good ole’ enriched bleached flour. So, why is this bad? Well enriched flour means that the most important part of the seed, the germ, and the bran, have been removed. The bleached part means just what it says… BLEACHED, using chemicals to make it white, just like you would do to your clothes.
Chloride oxide is one of the chemicals sometimes used for bleaching flour and when it’s combined with leftover proteins in the bread it actually produces a poison called Alloxon. Alloxon has been used to create diabetes in laboratory animals. Enough said? Let’s move on.
Palm and/or soybean oil, unless this product labels itself NON-GMO, which it doesn’t, you can bet these oils are genetically modified.
And the next 4 ingredients after that… are… all… SUGAR! Yes you read it right the NEXT 4 ingredients are all sugar!
High fructose corn syrup, Sugar, Maltodextrin, & Dextrose.
Hydrogenated palm oil- let’s stay away from anything ‘hydrogenated’ because once something is hydrogenated it basically becomes plastic once in your body and it makes your blood move slower, one of the reasons why people get high blood pressure.
Corn syrup solids- used as a sweetener and a thickener and basically more sugar! (and just wait there’s more coming).
Mono and diglycerides– a genetically modified synthetic fat used to help ingredients blend more easily together which otherwise wouldn’t.
TBHQ- It’s abbreviated because the word is so long it would take up half the package. Its petroleum based (YUM) and it’s banned in most countries, but not here!
Polysorbate 60– commonly contaminated with dioxane which is known to cause cancer in animals – and it’s also petroleum based!
Red 40– it’s banned in Denmark, Belgium, France, Sweden and Switzerland and a host of other countries require a warning label on foods that contain it stating “may have an adverse effect on activity in children”… can you say ADHD? Oh yes… and it’s made from petroleum too!
Blue 1– Animal studies indicate that it can cause tumors and be carcinogenic to certain organs. It’s a coal tar derivative.
All those dangers just for the sake of an appealing color!
Natural and artificial flavor– this could be a million different things and we will never know. Natural in this case usually doesn’t mean natural at all, please don’t even be fooled by “natural flavors”.
And then finally just in case there wasn’t enough sugar in this product already lets add one more touch of Sucralose, which in an artificial form of sugar.
Did you see the front? “Now with 30% more icing” Yay, because there wasn’t enough sugar in it to begin with.
Food companies should be ashamed that they are marketing this junk to your kids, but they’re not because it’s all about profit for them.
This is not a healthy way to start your day, full of sugar, artificial ingredients and chemicals. You vote with your money the kind of food you want, please stop buying this garbage!
Health and love to you,