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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Day 358

Thoughts: Quorn. Moldy food. Toxic food.

Quorn is a money making company that sell cheap frozen dead organic matter created from toxic ingredients. Well that is my opinion, their opinion as stated on their website say 'Quorn is the brand name of a premium line of all-natural, meat-free frozen foods.' They claim to make their products 'from natural ingredients.'

An American lobby group claimed that Quorn, a meat substitute that is popular with vegetarians, causes "life-threatening" allergies, and filed a law suit against its main American manufacturer. Michael Jacobson, the centre's director, said the public should know the meat alternative can cause "unsavoury gastrointestinal symptoms, or even potentially life-threatening anaphylactic shock".

Another vegetarian website wrote 'Quorn, a Laboratory Mold Creation, Invades the U.S. Is it a mushroom, a fungus, or just plain mold? Is it a food or yet another laboratory creation disguised as food?

Here's how un-natural their food is using the ingredient list from one of their products: 'chik'n nuggets'.

The first ingredient is Mycoprotein. Mycoprotein means protein from fungi. The fungus is grown in vats using glucose syrup as food. Glucose syrup is most commonly made from cornstarch. Not only does it contribute to our obesity epidemic, but it has also been linked to diabetes and metabolic syndrome. And it contains zero enzymes, vitamins or minerals — and it leeches micronutrients from your body. It doesn’t metabolize the same as sugar and because it’s often consumed as a liquid, it’s negative effects are multiplied. And then Fusarium is added to create Mycroprotein. Fusarium is a large genus of filamentous fungi, and in humans whose immune systems are weakened in a particular way, aggressive fusarial infections penetrating the entire body and bloodstream (disseminated infections) may be caused.

The second ingredient in this Quorn product is rehydrated egg whites which is powdered dehydrated egg. 900 parts per million (ppm) of fluoride is in dried eggs. Two national environmental organizations challenged the safety of new food tolerances issued by the EPA for the fluoride based pesticide, sulfuryl fluoride. Read article here. Fluoride has an undisputed status as a highly reactive neurotoxinand more recent studies suggest that ingestion of fluoride can damage the thyroid gland and reduce children's IQ levels.

The third ingredient is enriched wheat flour. Wheat flour is a poorly digested filler, and can cause allergies and bowel problems. Quorn say it is enriched with niacin: often leads to side effects that can include dermatological conditions such as skin flushing and itching, dry skin, and skin rashes including acanthosis nigricans.

Reduced iron: The reducing of iron (gas) is a mixture majority of Hydrogen (H2) and Carbon Monoxide (CO) which acts as reducing agent.

Thiamine mononitrate: Cheapest, poorly assimilated source of Thiamine, Vitamin B-1, needed for nervous system and mental attitude.

Riboflavin: can interfere with the normal metabolism and function of vitamin B2 and increase it urinary excretion.

Folic acid: is found naturally in foods like leafy green vegetables like spinach and asparagus. Once it is extracted from the vegetables the folic acid provides you no nutritional value what so ever.

Other ingredients include:

Natural flavors from non-meat sources:
this could mean anything
Butter milk powder: gimmick.
Wheat starch: Poor carbohydrate source causes allergies.

This list of ingredients goes on - see their website to see for your self.

As well as Chicken Nuggets, they sell Turkey Roast, Chicken Tenders, Meat Balls just to name a few - all uhhh meat-less. If you are going to eat a chicken nugget why not make it with real whole & authentic ingredients?! Instead of compromising with highly toxic ingredients to taste like chicken- I say if your going to eat chicken nuggets - eat real freaking chicken nuggets - with chicken! BUT make them your self so you are aware of all the ingredients :) If your a vegetarian and still want to eat something that tastes like chicken...I would say, why?!

I posted a quick & simple recipe on The Earth Diet Website for chicken nuggets using entirely ingredients naturally created from the earth - enjoy :)

The healthiest foods are as they are - they have no ingredient list.

Your next Earth Diet Challenge begins next Tuesday 2nd of November!

This blog is thanks to the brilliant and creative being Izabela Wasilewska!

Quotes: The insanity of the collective egoic mind, amplified by science and technology, is rapidly taking our species to the brink of disaster. Evolve or die: that is our only choice now. -Eckhart Tolle

What I Ate Today:

Meal 1: A beetroot (beet), carrot, celery & ginger juice.

Meal 2: An apple.

Meal 3: A Sweet & Spicy Avocado Salad. Ingredients: Avocado, lettuce, kale, baby spinach, garlic, ginger, spring onion, green chilli, dates, coriander (cilantro), coriander seeds, cucumber, lime, olive oil!

Meal 4: A chocolate peanut butter cup. Created with cacao, agave, peanuts and coconut pulp.

Meal 5: Raw Tacos! Created with flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, poppy seeds, onion, garlic, avocado, lime, tomato, cashews, pine nuts, fresh herbs and more!

Meal 6: Strawberries.

Recipe:All recipes are available free on The Earth Diet website www.TheEarthDiet.Org

Exercise: Out & about today at the farmers markets selling raw organic chocolate balls, salsa, peanut butter and zucchini pasta pesto ;) The salsa was popular today!

7 days to go!!!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this blog. I am a health and wellness coach, blogger, and health nut. I actually ate this product at a friends house then looked at the ingredients after and was horrified that it didn't really state what was in the "Mycroprotien" After hearing your breakdown, I am so glad I only ate it once, and that I have cleansed my body since. Your recipes are also great! Keep up the good work!

    Brittney Kara