"Your time is limited so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by Dogma which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become."
- Steve Jobs

Monday, March 07, 2005

"Phenylalanine for tea please dear"

If I put the following chemicals in front of you, in liquid or powdered form - and asked you to eat them, I fear you would tell me to feck off:

Acidity regulator (Sodium Diacetate), colour (Paprika extract), sweetener (aspartame), Lactose, glucose syrup, sugar, drier whey, malt extract, raising agents (Ammonium bicarbonate, sodium bicarbonate), flavour enhancer (monosodium glutamate), lactic acid, pepper extracts, contains a source of phenylalanine.

These are from the ingredients list of "Cheesy Beans" flavour Mini-Cheddars. They taste BLOODY FANTASTIC but LOOK HOW CHEMICAL THEY ARE.

Are our bodies made to process such chemicals? What sort of strain does this put on our liver? Did you know that the average human body today contains 500 more chemicals than our relations of 50 years ago? The advances in toiletries and processed foods have caused this. Have we adapted to deal with them?

But what's more worrying is the presence of two ingredients - aspartame and phenylalanine. Phenylalanine is a hidden danger to anyone consuming aspartame. Most consumers don't know that too much Phenylalanine is a neurotoxin and excites the neurons in the brain to the point of cellular death.

The 1976 Groliers encyclopedia states cancer cannot live without phenylalanine. Phenylalanine makes up 50% of aspartame.

But it's also one of the essential amino acids found in proteins, and is found naturally in foods such as eggs, milk, bananas, and meat. I'm confused now - is it OK to eat or not? This website HERE says that we should avoid anything with isolated amino acids, and eat them in combination.

Are Mini-Cheddars potentially lethal then? Are a lot of these chemically-pumped foods? And if so, why are they still being sold? Think about how many chemicals you consume in one day - I dare you to keep a chemical diary of all the foods you eat, it will probably scare the crap out of you! Next time you go to Asda, read the label before putting it in your trolley.....

Our bodies don't need this crap - yes, Cheesy Bean mini-cheddars taste fab but it's not worth it!

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