Favorite Snack Goes to the Dark Side

From eNewsletter 1/28/2019

DID YOU KNOW that Beanitos, one of our favorite snack chip recommendations, have altered their ingredient formulas for many of the flavors we suggest, for the worse? Ugh.

Beanitos added yeast extract to their product line, except for the Black Bean with Sea Salt flavor(pictured above). Yeast extract is hidden monosodium glutamate (MSG).

Unfortunately, we see this way too often. Usually to cut costs, manufacturers take a perfectly wonderful product and make it worse. The only flavor from Beanitos we now support is the Black Bean with Salt. 

If you wish to switch bean chip snack brands, choose:

  • Enjoy Life Foods Sea Salt Lentil Chips

  • Beanfields Sea Salt, White Bean with Sea Salt, or Black Bean with Sea Salt

  • Hippeas Vegan White Cheddar

Their Future Is Our Present

Steve and Bonnie: The United Kingdom's Chief Medical Officer believes technologies that combine nutritional guidelines, genetic information and behavioral science can nudge individuals to achieve personal behavior changes.

She cited personalized DNA-based dietary guidelines as an example of predictive analytics that enable individuals to absorb the knowledge and be empowered to use it. She said future technologies provide the potential to identify and to personalize the determinants of health (risk factors) that go beyond well-known clinical markers.