Maybe you remember when the Texas cattle ranchers sued Oprah after she discussed beef raising and cattle processing on her show some years back.
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Maybe you don't remember, but in either case now it looks like Oprah better round up Dr. Phil and her attorneys and go at it again.
First I guess she should go after the 'Dr. Phil' food bar. You know, the one loaded with not only high fructose corn syrup, but neurotoxic artificial sweeteners.
Then with both pistols loaded and a quick draw motion Oprah can blast the General Mills approach to health.
Now before you all run out and get the ingredients for Oprah's smoothie and Bob Greene's diet, maybe you'd want to read what is in just two of the products being hawked by General Mills for this promotion.
8th Continent Soy Milk contains: Soymilk (Water, Soy Protein, Soybean Oil, Calcium
Phosphate), Sugar, Fructose, Potassium Citrate, Sodium Polyphosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Soy Lecithin, Salt, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum, Sucralose, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin A (Palmitate), Vitamin D2, Vitamin B12.
Yoplait contains: nonfat milk, high fructose corn syrup, (blackberries in this, the blackberry version), modified corn starch, whey protein concentrate, kosher gelatin, citric acid, tricalcium phosphate, natural flavor, aspartame, potassium sorbate, RED # 40, vitamin A acetate, Blue #1, Vitamin D3.
Cheerios always have been a bit too high in sodium for my taste, but choosing the cold cereal routine can always help you keep up your quick-sugar fix.
And then there is the salad spray that has Oprah 'ready to die for'. It's that one in the cute little plastic spritzer bottle. Read the label and there it is - that liver-toxic canola oil. It's the one that in processing is exposed to cancer-causing benzene to keep the machines running and becomes a trans-fat at the end of the process.
Canola and soy are two of the most genetically modified and allergenic foods we have thanks to ADM.
Soy is known to suppress thyroid function, just another one of those scientific facts that promote hormone imbalance. However, I suppose you think you need it to overcome the bone health risks from phosphates.
But then you have to bet that General Mills is operating from the perspective that shopper's won't ever read the labels and look up what all the chemicals are and the health risks involved through ingesting them.
Read about Carrageenan here, that natural seaweed made toxic by processing to use in food as a thickener.
Get a book about vitamins and learn that D2 is the kind that doesn't absorb well and can be toxic. D3 is the one that works.
Get a nutrition book not written by a dietitian of funded by USDA and learn that you need fat to absorb calcium, so you need 2% milk at the very minimum.
High fructose corn syrup you say? Yup! the one that passes directly into your blood stream and is connected with developing diabetes. And corn again, one of those high pesticide and allergy causing foods. You've got added sugar from fructose too; Oh, my...
And I suppose Oprah and Bob don't have an expert neurosurgeon on their team either to tell you that mixing sucralose (the DDT-like substance marketed as Splenda) and aspartame (or acesulfameK) is highly risky. Try this for more on this combo.
I do hope this will make you think, and if you can't find out more about food, skip the Red #40 and shoot us an email with your question. Or get great nutrition with a Vita-Mix
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