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So if you LIKE the taste of something a lot and discover it is 50% POISON do you stop eating it or justify continuing to eat it? Why ?

Posted - Mon at 1:17 PM


  • 4782
    Well, tylenol is a controlled poison---"safe" up to a specific maximum dose.

    Edit:  but granted, it is not designated as a "food ingredient." This post was edited by tom jackson at February 11, 2019 1:22 PM MST
      February 11, 2019 1:19 PM MST

  • 58000
    Yes. Well we were discussing unhealthy dangerous CRAP like hydrogenated oils, partially hydrogenated oils, Genetically Modified Organism, food dyes with numbers, high fructose corn syrup et al. People like what they like and do not seem to give a rat's a** what they are eating. Don't confuse them with information about how they are harming their bodies. They couldn't care less. That is the conversation. As for meds you can buy without prescription? That is another subject entirely. Thank you for your reply. So do YOU read ingredients lists and decide whether to buy or not buy depending upon what they are? Or do you not care and just eat whatever is tasty and whatever happens to you happens? SIGH. We cannot educate all of you. We can only try to impart some information. What you do with it is up to you! All of you. SIGH.
      February 11, 2019 1:25 PM MST

  • 1984
    You justify eating it.  

    Much of what we eat today is poison.  No, I'm not talking about romaine lettuce.  I'm talking about things like sugar, sulfides, bromine, nitrates, food dyes, sodium, and many preservatives.  While these (and many others) may not cause a person to drop dead immediately after consuming them, they can cause things like obesity, clogged arteries, cancer and tumors, which can kill us.  

    Salt (sodium) and sugar are two major food additives.  They are flavor enhancers.  Did you know that by adding just the right amount of salt one can actually make something taste sweeter?  Manufacturers do!  A lot of "fast food" is loaded with added sugar and salt making it not only taste good, but also to make it addicting (so one wants more and more of it).  Delicious poison!
    We all know that too much sugar isn't good for us.   However, much of what we eat is loaded with "sugars".  Oh, we give them different names - corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, glucose, maltodextrin, and such - in an effort to fool ourselves into thinking we're not eating that much sugar.  But our bodies can't read. they only know chemicals.  To your body, a sugar is a sugar is a sugar.  Sweet poison!
    How  many people read the ingredient panel on the foods they buy?  How many know the ingredients in the food they eat at a restaurant or a fast food place?  Of those who do read them, how many understand what those "ingredients" actually are? (can they even pronounce them?)  Simply because you think an ingredient sounds harmless, doesn't necessarily mean it is.

    We all have to eat.  Therefore, food (growing, preparing, marketing) is a multi-quadrillion dollar industry.  Some manufactures employ chemists  to make new "additives" that will help enhance their products/  Better tasting = better sales = more profits.  Those who market products invent words to make it more appealing to customers (lite, reduced, organic)  More appealing = better sales = more profits.  So what if something is "poison".  As long as they can keep the FDA off their backs and dupe unsuspecting customers into thinking that what they're selling is "fine".... 

    Who knew that eating could be so complicated... and so potentially deadly!

      February 11, 2019 2:37 PM MST