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Unhealthiest Food Fads

From eNewsletter 7/3/2019

DID YOU KNOW that a study in Journal of the American Heart Association found that three to four hours after drinking 32 ounces of energy drinks, the heart's electrical activity was abnormal compared to drinking a placebo drink.


Two different commercially available energy drinks produced the same results, suggesting that energy drinks should be consumed with extreme caution.


UNHEALTHIEST FOOD FADS

Steve & Bonnie: Part of our job is to dispel food fads. We're currently in a particularly strong vortex. Please take heed.


FAUX MEAT CRAZE

If not already, you will soon be bombarded with new companies creating myriad ways to mimic animal protein. Our message is simple. Ask us first, or wait until we evaluate them.

We are not discounting some of these methods, including lab-grown protein. We just need to be patient and get all the details, as well as monitor how it is being tolerated by early adopters. Here's three examples of why you need to be wary. Impossible Foods, maker of the Impossible Burger This product has received a lot of media attention because it looks like a beef burger and "bleeds" like a rare beef burger. If you look at the ingredients however, you need to be wary. Ingredients: Wheat Protein, Potato Protein, Heme (iron which gives the liquid the "bleed" look), Coconut Oil, Soy Oil, Konjac and Xanthan Gum. COMMENT: This product contains a cornucopia of potential reactors/allergens/GI disturbers. Good Catch Foods, makers of faux seafood products. Ingredients: water, Good Catch™ 6-Plant Protein Blend (Pea Protein Isolate, Soy Protein Concentrate, Chickpea Flour, Lentil Protein, Faba Protein, Navy Bean Flour), Algal Oil, Sea Salt, Sunflower Oil, Seaweed Powder (Seaweed, Salt), Citric Acid, Onion Powder, Yeats Extract (Yeast, Salt), Garlic Powder, Soy Lecithin. Contains Soy COMMENT: Pea protein isolate and yeast extract are hidden MSG ingredients. Conventional soy protein is never recommended because of the heavy xenoestrogenic pesticide residue. Omega-3 DHA in the form of algal oil we do not recommend. Many people react to one or more beans so eating this consistently can be problematic for some. Just Egg, faux liquid eggs Ingredients: Water, Mung Bean Protein Isolate, Expeller-Pressed Canola Oil, Contains less than 2% of Calcium Citrate, Enzyme, Gellan Gum, Natural Carrot Extractives (color), Natural Flavors, Natural Turmeric Extractives (color), Onion Puree, Salt, Soy Lecithin, Sugar, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Preservatives (Nisin, Potassium Sorbate). COMMENT: Once again, isolates and extractives are MSG derivatives. Also, phates and bates can be reactive for many who have sulfur dioxide issues. Conclusion Lab grown meat has not yet been approved for human consumption, but we're very close to this introduction into the food supply. Please do not think just because these products are animal flesh-free that they are healthful. We've had to dispel myths with other categories of foods, starting with fat-free, then sugar-free, gluten-free, and now animal free. We're getting close to some good meat-less foods, but we're not quite there yet. KOMBUCHA EXPOSED If you are a long time reader of this eNewsletter, you'll know that our stance on the fermented beverage kom