It was a hot and sunny summer day in July, when Christie Watson, a suburban Cincinnati mother of two, noticed something strange. A Walmart-brand ice cream sandwich she had given her son, which had been left out in the hot sun for over 12 hours, was still perfectly in tact.
Confused, Watson decided to replicate the experiment to see if what she was seeing was in fact real. This time she would compare a few different brands. Not surprisingly, the Walmart brand still kept its form, while other more expensive ice cream brands melted partially or completely.
Naturally, the story went viral, as a concerned public rightfully yearned to know how a cream-based product was able to hold itself together in the sizzling rays of the mid-summer sun.
Walmart responded quickly, stating that the lack of melting was due to the heavy cream content of their ice-cream sandwich. However, Sean O’Keefe, a professor and food chemist at Virginia Tech, gave a different answer, explaining that more cream-content should see ice cream melting faster.
So what’s the answer? Well, a Consumer Report video explains…
At the end of the Consumer Report video, the question was asked: “Should we be worried about feeding our children these ingredients?”, to which a woman simply explains, if your child is already eating processed foods, then they are already eating these ingredients, and because the FDA has approved of them, they are considered ‘safe’.
Is it just me, or does this statement seem a bit misguided? Heated ice-cream not melting is normal?
Let’s look at the ingredients:
Ice Cream (Milk, Cream, Buttermilk, Sugar, Whey, Corn Syrup, Contains 1% Or Less of Mono-And Diglycerides, Vanilla Extract, Guar Gum, Calcium Sulfate, Carob Bean Gum, Cellulose Gum, Carrageenan, Artificial Flavor, Annatto For Color)
… Wafers (Wheat Flour, Sugar, Soybean Oil, Palm Oil, Cocoa, Dextrose, Caramel Color, Corn Syrup, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Flour, Food Starch-Modified, Salt Soy Lecithin, Baking Soda, Artificial Flavor).
Real and basic ice cream at most should contain about 5 key ingredients, including milk, cream, sugar, eggs, and other ‘real’ food ingredients such vanilla bean, nuts, etc.
Should we be surprised about the ingredients list in Walmart’s ice cream sandwiches? Perhaps not, considering almost all food products sold at Walmart are heavily processed and loaded with artificial colours, flavours, preservatives, and texturants.
This could also be why Walmart Supercenters are linked to obesity, with an additional Walmart Supercenter per 100,000 residents increasing average BMI by 0.24 units and obesity rates by 2.3 percentage points.
While food manufacturers state many processed food ingredients are safe, research says otherwise. Many chemical preservatives have been linked to cancer, allergic reactions, and more. For more on this, check out one my of previous articles, 10 of The Worst Food Ingredients To Never Eat Again.
Refined sugars and other carbohydrates are another issue. Overloading our bodies with these ingredients is a recipe for insulin resistance, which is related to a plethora of chronic illnesses as well as weight gain. Processed foods are also robbed of their nutrients, fiber, water and natural enzymes, making them more difficult to digest.
Finally, there’s the stimulant response associated with processed foods and refined carbs, which releases dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with pleasure, that substantiates junk food cravings, a recipe for addictive and non-nutritious eating habits.
Kick The Junk Food And Try These Delicious But Healthy Alternatives Instead
So are Walmart’s non-melting ice-cream sandwiches ‘safe’? I leave that conclusion up to you, but I will end with some healthy alternative snack suggestions for you or your kids that will help fight sugar cravings.
– Washed and picked grapes, blue-berries, raspberries, or cherries. Having these fruits pre-washed and ready to go in a chilled bowl will make them a convenient snack for an on-the-go household.
– Sliced apples, layered with peanut/almond butter and then a few banana slices on top. So GOOD.
– Raw trail-mix. Avoid mixes processed with vegetables oils and salt. Instead, find an untreated mix and add your own himalayan salt or some dark chocolate to kick it up a notch.
– You can turn frozen fruit into a soft serve ice cream with a high-grade blender such as a Vitamix. If you don’t have a Vitamix, then you can buy an awesome little tool called ‘Yonanas’ for about $50 dollars at your local department store (i.e., Walmart, Canadian Tire, Bed Bath & Beyond). All you need is frozen bananas or mangoes as a base, and then whatever frozen fruit or other topping you want to add, that’s it! (I prefer a simple strawberry banana mixture). But a worthy investment if you or your family craves sugary snacks on a regular basis.
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Do You Know Your Body’s Most Important Weight Loss Secret?
By J. Davis III
Tags: HEALING | HEALTHY FATS | REMEDIES
Recently, Doctor of Naturopathy, weight-loss expert and best-selling Amazon author Liz Swann Miller, creator of the Red Smoothie Detox Factor, revealed 2 of the secrets to easy, steady weight loss. Secrets the big food corporations do their best to hide from us.
Secret #1: Enjoy real food. Don’t fall for the lie that you have to deprive yourself to lose weight.
Secret #2: stop eating out. You will automatically eat less without even noticing.
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You probably know most of us eat too much processed food. What you may not know is that it’s full of toxic chemicals and substandard, dirt-cheap ingredients designed to make you eat more…and force you to gain weight.
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“That stuff is just a lot of calories your body can’t use,” Liz told me, “Some are poison. And all these foods are stripped of the anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories that help your body detox. The result? Your body expends huge amounts of calories to eliminate some toxins—the rest, it stores in your fat to protect you. This is why most people are hungry all the time. They’re not getting energy they need.”
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Liz paused, then dropped the bombshell.
Your body is designed to burn fat. You just have to let it.
“What? I thought we were designed to store fat?!?” We were Skyping and I was practically shouting. Then I heard Liz say…
What good is a fat reserve if you can’t burn it?
Liz continued: “You’re drinking smoothies packed with phytonutrients, anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories that pull toxins out of you like a tractor beam. Allowing your body to burn those toxin-filled fat stores… and releasing tremendous amounts of stored energy.”
So that’s why I’m losing weight without going hungry.
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Natural Diabetes Treatment Works Better Than Prescription Drugs *PROOF*
By Richard Neal
Tags: HEALING | REMEDIES | PREVENTION
According the latest statistics, diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes in the United States is reaching epidemic levels:
Total: 29.1 million people or 9.3% of the population have diabetes.
Diagnosed: 21.0 million people.
Undiagnosed: 8.1 million people (27.8% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed).
Source: CDC Website
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Scientific studies have proven that type 2 diabetes can be reversed naturally - but this information has been hidden and suppressed for decades.
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Doctors at the International Council for Truth in Medicine are revealing the truth about diabetes in a shocking new online presentation.
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#1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat
By J. Davis III
Tags: HEALING | PREVENTION
I bet you can’t guess which muscle in your body is the #1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat.
This “hidden survival muscle” in your body will boost your energy levels, immune system, sexual function, strength and athletic performance when unlocked.
If this “hidden” most powerful primal muscle is healthy, we are healthy.
d) Hip Flexors
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