I Guess I Really Though He Was Invincible. This Is My Dedication...
I couldn't just simply write an article this time. He deserved more.
Listen for yourself...
Such a tortured soul...at least he has found some peace.
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Messin' Round With A Nut!
I've been so worn out these last few weeks that when I go down for the evening, I hear someone in the distance yelling, "TIMBER!!"
Enough about me. I ran across an ETR article that I found both interesting and disturbing. It's short and sweet and to the point, so take a gander and do your homework. You can also let me know what you think.
Nuts: From Natural Treasure to Man-Made Trash
By Kelley Herring
Nuts are undoubtedly one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Research shows that nut noshers have the slimmest waistlines and a significantly lower risk of heart disease.
But the benefits don't end there. Nuts are packed with life-essential minerals, including magnesium and selenium. And they are a concentrated source of brain-nourishing and blood-sugar-balancing fats.
Still, manufacturers have found a way to meddle with the nut and muck up Mother Nature. In fact, the "Diamond" brand has been turning treasure into trash by adding genetically modified corn oil and BHT to its walnuts, hazelnuts, and other naturally pure tree nuts.
Protected by their shells, nuts are a relatively "clean" plant food - unadulterated by pesticide toxins - even when grown conventionally. But add corn oil - which is high in inflammatory omega-6 fats as well as being genetically modified almost 90 percent of the time - and you've completely changed their lipid profile and biochemical nature.
Corn oil itself is a preservative, but Diamond adds BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) to ensure shelf stability. BHT prevents oxidation. It is used to preserve food odor, color, and flavor. It is banned in Australia, Japan, Romania, and Sweden due to its carcinogenic activity. In the United States, BHT is prohibited only in infant formula.
Avoid inflammatory corn oil and carcinogenic BHT by reading the labels before you buy. You'll be pleasantly surprised to find that many inexpensive brands of nuts are free of these unnecessary additives. They contain only one simple ingredient: "nuts."
Just take a few moments to pick the treasure... and leave the trash.