Monday, May 10, 2010

TMI Tuesday.....




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A Mr. Jack LaLane from St. Augustine Florida asks...
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"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?"
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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!!
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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.
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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!
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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!!
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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!!!
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I hope that was what you were talking about Jack...Thanks.
Funny, I now have a hankerin for a grilled cheese.
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Peace..!!!



10 comments:

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?!?

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The Turning Point said...

And you've only scratched the surface.

I would guess edible foods are on a shorter list.

Jim