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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Best Faux Popcorn

While perusing the Internet for blog-worthy fodder, as if by magic, The Best Buttered Microwave Popcorn leaped from the screen onto the Blog. It should have read The Best Radiated Fake Butter-like Chemically-laden Pop-type Corn-like Substance. è
I’d rather a little associated cholesterol from real butter opposed to the inevitable cycle of disease treatment death. The excerpted comprise this post. You decide which is best for your children.
In preparation for this week's taste test, we micro waved 19 different bags of popcorn in our office kitchen, its aroma drives people wild. Hordes of our office mates flocked to the kitchen, hoping to get in on the action and grab a handful of the warm, fluffy kernels. [It must be eaten warm in order to avoid a hard chewy texture and oily film residue in your mouth.] … But before we get to the results, you may want to know what exactly is in your microwave popcorn. Seven of the brands we tasted contain something called TBHQ. Every butter-flavored popcorn we tasted is cholesterol-free; there's no real butter in the product. [Rather a few butter calories (to be exercised away) than cancer.] ==è

The majority of the tested brands contained the following deadly ingredients: 
1. TBHQ stands for Tertiary Butylhydroquinone, which is a form of butane used to preserve foods, cosmetics, varnish, lacquers and resins. Consuming high doses of TBHQ can cause nausea, delirium, collapse, tinnitus, and vomiting, and has been proven to produce precursors to stomach tumors and damage to DNA in lab animals. [How much is a "high dose" for your toddler consuming and inhaling it thru puberity?] Prolonged exposure can even be [cancer causing.]
2. Diacetyl used to create artificial butter flavoring. This chemical cost flavoring manufacturers $100 million in damages from 2002 to 2007, due to an epidemic of lung disease among factory workers caused by diacetyl. One consumer developed a serious lung condition from eating butter-flavored microwave popcorn …popcorn manufacturers have been removing diacetyl from their recipe since 2007. [How did the FDA miss this one?]
3. Propyl gallate is another preservative to avoid. It's used to prevent fats and oils from spoiling and is often used in conjunction with BHA and BHT. [Is this the "oily residue" of cold microwave popcorn?] This additive is sometimes found in meat products, chicken soup base, and chewing gum. Propyl gallate has not been proven to cause cancer, [because it hasn't been tested on humans?] but studies done on animals have suggested that it could be linked to cancer, so it is an additive to be concerned about. "It's important to read the label," says Gerbstadt. "You really have to carry a cheat sheet around in the supermarket. I try to buy as few foods as possible containing preservatives."
... an artificial food additive, used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. found in meat products, microwaveable popcorn, mayonnaise, and frozen meals; also denoted E310. Studies on rats have shown that propyl gallate may cause cancer. Other side effects of consumption are stomach and skin irritability, as well as allergic reactions that impact breathing; may cause kidney and liver problems. In some cases, to improve its efficacy, propyl gallate is used in conjunction with 2 other preservatives – BHA and BHT – which are suspect as carcinogenic. The FDA considers propyl gallate safe, in other countries it is either banned or very limited use.
4. Now it’s not only the parent’s at fault for causing hyperactivity in children…the preservatives used in the foods being touted as “healthy” for our children are partially responsible for this “epidemic”! BHT and BHA are known to cause hyperactivity in children. By avoiding foods containing these unnecessary preservatives, parents can help improve the hyperactivity levels…without the use of drugs. In addition to causing hyperactivity in children, BHT and BHA are considered carcinogens [cancer causing] by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Yet the FDA allows them to be used in foods?! What’s wrong with this picture???
The more I research, the more I find out that the Food and Drug Administration is no longer interested in what they were created to do. The FDA is supposed to research foods and drugs to make sure everything sold to the public is safe for human use and consumption; however, so many dangerous food ingredients are being marked as “safe” when there is research to the contrary.

Orville Redenbacher’s non-microwave regular self-pop was my popcorn of choice, you know, the large crunchy "fluffy kernels." See: Microwave-Brain-Cell Phone-Garlic  What makes those cornels so large; is Orville using genetically engineered corn? See: BioTechnology & You  

Sign Petition: Label Genetically Engineered Foods

 microwave popcorn or foods are NOT good for human consumption. That being said: Black Jewell; 365 Organic; Paul Newman’s Own Organic; Trader Joe’s Organic. 


Knowing the contents of microwave popcorn, why continue poisoning to our children?


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  1. Thanks for this info; since I stopped eating microwave popcorn I have not used my asthma inhaler nearly as often.

  2. Good for you! We should stay away from processed foods and that radiated cooking process. Continue to enjoy Good Health, Naturally.