Yesterday, I spoke of the high "fat" volume in mayonnaise.
So today . . . let's better understand
When we look at the label on a container . . . what do we see???
Well . . . for most of us . . . we see the word "FAT" and the amount of fat grams the product contains.
BUT . . . what exactly does that mean???
Well . . . if we look under the "Fat" grams . . . we see the words . . . Saturated Fat and Trans Fat. That's what we're trained to look for.
But . . . the question for today is this . . . are we as consumers, supposed to understand what that really means . . . or are we supposed to be trusting soles to the manufacturers???
Well . . . today we break it down!
Now . . . looking at that information is a good thing . . .
BUT . . . what we really need to look at . . . is the "Ingredients" and/or "Other ingredients" part of this label.
That's where the true secrets of this product are really held.
So let's use "mayonnaise" as our example today, since we spoke of mayonnaise yesterday.
I won't mention any brand names . . . but this mayonnaise is a well known brand and claims to be a "real mayonnaise".
Okay . . . so the "Nutrition Facts" part of the label states: Total Fat 10g, Sat. Fat 1.5g, Polyunsat. Fat 6g and Trans Fat 0g
So we've been taught that Trans fat are bad, Saturated fats are bad and Polyunsaturated are good . . . Right?
Correct . . .
But . . . now read the "Ingredients" part of the label . . . it contains:
Soybean oil, water, whole eggs, and egg yolks, distilled vinegar, salt, "sugar", lemon juice concentrate and "calcium disodium EDTA"
Okay . . . so first of all . . . Soybean oil is a GMO (genetically modified organism) product . . . and highly refined oils and sugars from GM (genetically modified) crops are "exempt" from GMO labeling requirements . . . how is that right?
This means that food that contains high fructose corn syrup, refined GMO soybean oil and sugar from sugar beets . . . "do not" have to disclose "genetic engineering" on the label.
So what are we really consuming???
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine reported in 2009 . . . that due to documented animal studies . . . GM foods and crops should be avoided by human consumption due to long term health risks.
And some of these health risks stated were . . . infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, insulin regulation and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system.
They state, "There is more than a casual association between GM foods and adverse health effects".
And if that's not bad enough . . .
If you look at the "Nutrition Fact" part of this label . . . nowhere does it say it contains "SUGAR" . . . but . . . when you look at the "Ingredient" part of the label . . . it states that it does contains "SUGAR".
How is that right???
So not only are we consuming GMO soybean oil that is detrimental to our health . . . we're consuming the "sugar" that feeds the overgrowth of "bad" bacteria in the body that makes us overeat and "crave" more of our "guilty" pleasure "poor" food choices.
And this . . . makes us want to buy more of this mayonnaise. This is called marketing strategy!
And to top it off . . . this product also contains "Calcium disodium EDTA" which is found in food, cosmetic and industrial products and used to treat metal toxicity.
EDTA can cause abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, low blood pressure, skin problems and fever.
So buyer beware and read labels people!
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Tomorrow we'll continue our talk about "Fat" and what we really know.
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