The American Parasite
If you even remotely care about food, health and your body, you should really watch this video.
I took a few screenshots for those of you who can’t watch it right away to get an idea of what it’s about, but it’s really something I think everyone should watch.
An excellently produced video, even if it is shilling for a product made by Whole Body Research.
I’ve already talked about obesity, sugar (fake and “natural”), and processed foods before in this post: Way Beyond Weight (Documentary) and Sugar: The Bitter Truth.
Just because something is “low fat”, it doesn’t mean it isn’t full of crap for you. It is probably packed with sugar.
JUST LOOKING AT BABY FORMULA SCARES ME
I was looking at baby formulas the other day out of curiousity (I would never feed my kids that stuff), and was pretty shocked to see what they considered “necessary nutrients” for a baby to mimic breast milk.
(Not that I am blaming anyone for NOT breastfeeding, I am just doing my own research for myself).
As an example, the first 6 ingredients in a baby formula looks like this with my notes in bold:
- PARTIALLY HYDROLYZED REDUCED MINERALS WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE (FROM COW’S MILK) = “from cow’s milk”, but it isn’t really dried cow’s milk is it? It’s a processed food.
- LACTOSE = Because they didn’t use dried milk, they had to add lactose
- CORN MALTODEXTRIN = Corn starch
- PALM OLEIN = Oil
- SOYBEAN OIL = Oil
- COCONUT OIL = Oil
As you move down the list, they add “vitamins and minerals”, and then you get another list of oils…
- HIGH OLEIC SAFFLOWER OIL OR HIGH OLEIC SUNFLOWER OIL
- M. ALPINA OIL*
The entire list can be found here as an example to look at.
In other baby formulas, I noticed some ingredients like glucose which is pretty much sugar.
No wonder some babies enjoy drinking formula over breast milk — it’s pretty much like a milkshake for them, and who wouldn’t want to drink a milkshake forever?