Hate to publish negative food facts and with any article of this type, awareness is the main intent here. As usual moderation is the key. The main points, in my opinion, involve the sprouts and the hot dogs for small children.
Check out these two articles. This is where some nutrition and diet misinformation comes from and there is enough of that to go around for everyone.
Confused about LDL, HDL, and heart disease risk factors? Check out this excellent explanation of lipoprotein biochemistry and why we should be concerned more about central obesity than obesity in general.
One of the major causes, in my opinion, of the obesity problem in the U.S is the size of the portions we have come to accept as normal. It is always a shock to see the comparisons of serving sizes now as compared to those of 30 years ago. Serving sizes are also a consideration on the new food labels. For a visual comparison:
Anyone still eating raw sprouts of any kind? I hope not!!! In my microbiology labs, we always tested sprouts (bought at the local supermarkets) and detected E. coli. They are not recommended for pregnant woman or the elderly as well as a problem for all people. Beware!!! The bacteria (E. coli and Salmonella) can be in the seeds and cannot be washed off. Only cooking will kill the bacteria. Protect yourself by reading the following articles.
It appears that some food additives are being added to processed foods without the proper testing methods and are added under a new definition of the Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) rules. Watch out for Quorn (vegans beware) and carrageenan, in particular on the ingredient lists. It makes one wonder what else is being added? Do you have a food allergy? Check out my previous post here.
Really?? This is a blatant marketing gimmick. As far as I can tell both sweeteners contain 4 calories per gram. So what’s so good about using sugar over high fructose corn syrup? Taste will tell.