Monday, May 10, 2010

TMI Tuesday.....

A Mr. Jack LaLane from St. Augustine Florida asks...
"Dear Mr. Knowitall, I've been preaching about a healthy diet ever since I first came to this country way back when with my good buddy Ponce DeLeon. Could you please talk a little bit about some of today's foods that are popular, yet might not actually be food at all?"
Dear Jack...Of course I can!!
Lets start with McDonald's Chicken McNuggets. The good news is that it does contain chicken. But it's NOT the main ingredient...Not even close! A McNugget is made up of 38 different items, mostly chemicals and corn derivatives. In total exactly 56% corn bi-products! And 0.02% is tertiary butylhydroquinone or TBHQ, commonly known as Butane... LIGHTER FLUID!!
How about Cool Whip? Although it's used as a Whipped Cream substitute, it has NO cream and NO milk in it. It's only dairy product is a milk protein called Sodium Caseinate. Instead of milk, it uses a combination of water, corn syrup, coconut oil, and palm kernal oil. They have a much longer shelf life.
Red Bull?.....hahahahahaha
It actually only contains about as much caffeine as a cup or two of coffee. It's 'Energy' comes from Taurine, a stimulant MUCH more potent than caffeine!! Today Taurine is artifically produced in labs, but in 1827 when it was first discovered by German scientists, it was a naturally occuring substance in the bile of oxen!
Twinkies...? Polysorbate 60 is one of it's many chemical compounds. One of the ingredients of Polysorbate 60 is Ethyline Oxide, a highly flammable substance that can be lethal if taken in large doses. During the Viet Nam War, it was used to make hand grenades!!
As milk hardens into cheese, it leaves behind a liquid byproduct called whey. Many cheese makers simply threw it a way...But Not Kraft! With an added food stabilizing agent called Carrageenin (a derivative of Irish moss), the whey can be processed into a soft, spongy, cheesy brick of Heavenly Smoothness called...Velveeta!!!
I hope that was what you were talking about Jack...Thanks.
Funny, I now have a hankerin for a grilled cheese.


Thom said...

I can see why you have a hankering for grill cheese. I'll have to stop and get a box on the way home from work. Now there's an ass for ya :)

lime said...

i knew there was a reason i didn't eat any of that stuff!

Serena said...

I'm hungry, but now I'm scared to eat anything.:-)

steveroni said...
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steveroni said...

Did I hear someone say "Chicken McNuggets? "My Butane ZIPPO has been flickering...

Dianne said...

ohh, this was so smart, I feel like I went to the doctor! May I call you Dr?

truely, not TMI, for we know not what we eat....

did you read my 55? or my 160? just asking, since I post so little Haiku these days.....

Fab Di

lady macleod said...

Well done though I am a big time fan of Red Bull for just that ingredient. I have migraines and for some reason Red Bull helps to ward them off; can't say I've tried the other things on your 'list'.

Akelamalu said...

Well I've never eaten any of that stuff and now you've told me what's in it I'm glad! :0

Greg S. said...

Where do you buy your Velveeta?!?


The Turning Point said...

And you've only scratched the surface.

I would guess edible foods are on a shorter list.