Sunday, February 22, 2015

Why Won’t Walmart’s Ice Cream Sandwiches Melt? Well, Here’s Why




 

Look at the ingredients in this ice cream bar:

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).

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 you 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.

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.

Your body processes whole foods much differently than it does refined, processed, and heavily-modified "junk" foods. Processed foods tend to overstimulate the production of dopamine, also known as the "pleasure" neurotransmitter, which makes you crave them constantly. Your body ends up not being able to resist the temptation to continue eating junk foods in excess, which can lead to obesity and other health problems.
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.

People with junk food addictions often claim that fresh, healthy foods are too expensive. But according to numerous studies and assessments, whole foods made from scratch end up costing less per serving than their unhealthy, processed foods.

Real foods will actually rot or grow mold, for instance, while fake, processed foods remain largely the same in appearance and shape no matter what their age. As we reported recently, processed food is essentially synthetic, and the industry that produces it admits that heavy tampering and crafty modifications are necessary to make it taste real, even though it is not.




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