Monday, August 15, 2022

Are You Eating Acrylamide?










If it wasn't for a coworker of mine giving me Better Made Potato
Sticks, I don't know when I would've learned about acrylamide. After 
reading the WARNING on the back of the package, I almost didn't
want to eat the potato sticks. But when I looked up acrylamide, I read
that it's in a lot of food that I eat every day. 

According to fda.gov, acrylamide is a substance that forms through a 
natural chemical reaction between sugars and asparagine, an amino
acid, in plant-based foods, including potato and cereal-grain-foods. I
remember learning about the four food groups in school, but then 
schools starting teaching kids about the food pyramid. On en.wikipe-
dia.org, notice how bread, cereal, rice and pasta were recommended as 
the largest food group you should consume. It's no wonder that people 
have become unhealthier. Their website also says that on June 2, 2011,
MyPlate replaced the food pyramid. Here's another page from fda.gov
where you can see their Survey Data on Acrylamide in Food.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent Shrunk






I've been using Arm & Hammer laundry detergent for a few years,
and I recently noticed that it has less ounces. It went from 75 oz.
to 67.5 oz. And the strange thing is, both containers say you can
do 50 loads of laundry. How is that possible? There are 7.5oz. 
missing from the shrunken version! Since Arm & Hammer reduced
the ounces, they should've also reduced the amount of laundry loads
you could do too.









Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Bad Food Creates Bad People













Bad food creates bad people
It won't make you happy
or make you regal
Bad food is bad for your health
Bad food is bad for your brain...
and you'll be more likely to complain.

Keep an eye out for sodium hydroxide
in your candy
It's not a joke, and it's not dandy
Bad food makes it hard to think clearly,
and it can damage your cells severely.

Carrageenan can cause stomach aches,
and colon cancer
Eating bad food is not the answer
Fake sugar is worse than real sugar
The catchy ads are your "sugar pusher".

Artificial colors and flavors are toxic to
your mind
Put this stuff in your body and you'll 
fall behind.

Bad food creates bad people
It won't make you happy or make you regal.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Is Sodium Hydroxide In Your Body Care Products?

 

Label from toothpaste box












I used to get relaxers, so I could make my hair straight. The active
ingredient in hair relaxer is sodium hydroxide, and it's so strong it
can make hair as kinky as a Brillo Pad bone straight. I stopped 
relaxing my hair, because I would get scabs on my scalp from the
burns I'd get from the relaxer. Sodium hydroxide is also one of the
main ingredients in drain cleaner. Crazy isn't it?

This is why I find it extremely disturbing that companies are putting
sodium hydroxide in products that don't need it. Over the past year, 
I've seen sodium hydroxide in hand soap, facewash, toothpaste, and 
even lotion!

On medlineplus.gov, they describe sodium hydroxide as a very 
strong chemical. They also characterize it as a poisonous ingredient.
I think companies should warn you when a product you're applying
to your body contains sodium hydroxide, but until this happens, 
you're going to have to read the ingredient list if you want to stay
away from it.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Unnecessary Additives in Chicken

 













It would be so nice if real food was really real. Unfortunately,
I think those days are over. I assumed the chicken I bought
might have chicken broth in it, but I was appalled to see how
many other things had been added to the chicken tenderloins.

Why was carrageenan, sea salt, and natural flavor added to raw
chicken? According to the USDA, additives are not allowed on
fresh chicken. I called Kroger's customer service to get some
answers.

Me: "I bought some of your chicken tenderloins, and I want to
         know why you have carrageenan in your chicken?"

Customer Service: "First of all, I apologize for that; what's the
         barcode?"

Me: "Carrageenan is one of the ingredients listed on the package." 

After that, the lady proceeds to read me a scripted paragraph about
carrageenan telling me its been used in food for years, and how it's
GRAS (generally recognized as safe). She went on...and on...and on.
When she was done reading, I asked her what was in the natural 
flavor, and she said it was proprietary information. She said if I was
concerned about any food allergies, she could tell me what allergens
were in the natural flavor. I'm surprised that wasn't "proprietary
information" too.