In heatlhy eating, holistic health, Uncategorized, wellness on July 3, 2012 at 2:53 am


Very often, a processed food will include ingredients that look just like the real thing–but really isn’t.  For example, a client recently told me she was shocked to read the label on her package of marshmallows. They had an extremely low protein count and she couldn’t understand why. “Don’t you make marshmallow by whipping egg whites?

She continued, pressing,  “And aren’t egg whites pure protein?”

Yes, I explained, that’s how you’d make homemade marshmallow, but those mass-produced, highly processed little pillows aren’t really marshmallow. They only look like it and are really made with things like sugar, corn starch and gelatin. Corn starch, which is used as a thickener in a lot of sauces and gravies, is turned into sugar by the body. It’s also suggested that it might raise LDL (bad cholesterol) levels.  Depending on the type of gelatin used, it may contain high levels of sugar—so you’d really be getting a double or triple sugar whammy.

Remember those television commercials for a frozen food, where one young woman says, “But mine has NO preservatives?”  First, of course there are preservatives– it’s frozen!  And with those preservatives come sugar and salt.


Want to hear more?  This is an excerpt from my e-book, Sugar’s Sour Story.  Get a free download; all you need to do it enter your e-mail address on the home page of my website:  You’ll also get a subscription to my twice-monthly newsletter, “Power Wellness.”  Next edition comes out tomorrow afternoon (Tues) and it’s going to be a hot one–several Ayurvedic docs are going to discuss the 3 doshas and how they can be a path to wellness.


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