LHBI Chicken, and Healthy Chicken

****<strong>The average American’s diet consists of 70% processed food. ******  70% of all American’s are overweight.  Hmmm.

Let’s do a LHBI (looks healthy but isn’t) Chicken:)
Perdue Chicken Breast Meat Nuggets:  
Chicken Boneless Breast Meat With Rib Meat
WaterPotassium LactateSodium LactateSalt,Sodium PhosphateSodium DiacetateFlavoringBreading :Wheat Flour BleachedWater,Wheat Flour Bleached Enriched (Enriched With NiacinIron ReducedThiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1)Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)Folic Acid (Vitamin aB)) , Corn Flour YellowCorn Meal YellowDextroseWhey DriedSaltSugarYeastLeavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate,Sodium Bicarbonate) , Potassium SorbateSpice(s)Soybean(s) OilCalcium PropionateGuar GumFlavoringPaprika Extractives color(s)Spice(s) Extractive

Note the sugar sources in the breading, and the chemicals up top, right after chicken meat. funny-chicken-cook-me-like-one-of-your-french-fries-540x434  Here’s a little info on them:  Sodium Phosphate has laxative properties, and is the main ingredient in several enemas, including Fleet brand.  Sodium Diacetate, which gives “a distinct vinegar flavor”  is listed as contraindicated for pregnant women, possibly causing renal issues (kidney) and fluid retention.  Also note the “Flavoring” ingredient, because that means MSG.  Here’s a product we feed to our children, and it can cause headaches and behavior issues (MSG) and kidney/fluid issues.

Here’s the Panera Chicken Salad sandwich on Artisian Sesame Semolina (sounds fancy) :Sesame Semolina Bread (Flour Enriched Durum andSemolina Flour [Wheat FlourNiacinIron,Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1)Folic Acid (Vitamin aB)] , WaterFlour Unbleached [Wheat FlourBarley Malted Flour] , Sesame Seed(s)Salt) , Chicken Salad (Chicken [WaterFood Starch ModifiedSaltChicken FatFlavor(s) Chicken] , DextroseCorn StarchFlavor(s),Sodium PhosphateMayonnaise [WaterSoybean(s) OilVinegarFood Starch ModifiedEgg(s) YolksEgg(s) WholeCorn SyrupSpice(s)SaltCalcium Disodium EDTAPotassium Sorbate PreservativeSodium BenzoateXanthan GumPropylene Glycol Alginate] , CeleryLemon(s) JuiceOnion(s) PowderGarlic PowderParsleyPepper(s) White) , Tomato(es)Onion(s),LettuceMayonnaise (Soybean(s) OilCanola OilEgg(s) YolksVinegarCorn SyrupWater,SaltSpice(s)Calcium Disodium EDTA To Protect Flavor) , MustardAlfalfa SproutsSalt,Pepper(s)

We’re covered a lot of these chemicals, but with over 3,000 chemicals approved for our food supply, we haven’t even scratched the surface.  Here’s some info.   Propylene Glycol Alginate, which is approved for both food and several industrial uses, like automotive anti-freeze and runway de-icer, can have harmful effects “on fetus of any age”, and is contraindicated for people on liver and kidney medications.    It’s also used as the:  “killing and preserving agent in pitfall traps, usually used to capture ground beetles” [10].
Add this to multiple sources of sugar, MSG,  and  Calcium Disodium EDTA (remember that one?).  There’s also Sodium Benzoate (allergic reactions, hives, asthma), and I have to point out that the actual chicken is literally flavored with “..Flavors, Chicken”.  Huh??  Chicken flavor – which is a chemical concoction that tastes like chicken, is added to the chicken.

Here’s the ingredients in Chick Fil A Classic Chicken Sandwich: Chicken (100% natural whole breast filet, seasoning [salt, monosodium glutamate, sugar, spices, paprika], seasoned coater [enriched bleached flour {bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid}, sugar, salt, monosodium glutamate, nonfat milk, leavening {baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate}, spice, soybean oil, color {paprika}], milk wash [water, whole powdered egg and nonfat milk solids], peanut oil [fully refined peanut oil with TBHQ and citric acid added to preserve freshness and dimethylpolysiloxane an anti-foaming agent added]), bun (enriched flour [wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate {Vitamin B1}, riboflavin {Vitamin B2}, folic acid], water, high fructose corn syrup, yeast, contains 2% or less of each of the following: liquid yeast, soybean oil, nonfat milk, salt, wheat gluten, soy flour, dough conditioners [may contain one or more of the following: mono- and diglycerides, calcium and sodium stearoyl lactylates, calcium peroxide], soy flour, amylase, yeast nutrients [monocalcium phosphate, calcium sulfate, ammonium sulfate], calcium propionate added to retard spoilage, soy lecithin, cornstarch, butter oil [soybean oil, palm kernel oil, soy lecithin, natural and artificial flavor, TBHQ and citric acid added as preservatives, and artificial color]), pickle (cucumbers, water, vinegar, salt, lactic acid, calcium chloride, alum, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate [preservatives], natural flavors, polysorbate 80, yellow 5, blue 1).

Wow, I hesitated even printing that entire list.  I’m afraid I’ll lose you.  Be assured that this list is very similar to every other fast food list.

What about rotisserie chickens, from the grocery store?  They look real, and you can see them actually turning in the Rotisserie ovens.  Here’s the Costco facts.
Ingredients: whole chicken, water, salt, sodium phosphates, modified food starch, sugar, carrageenan, soy lecithin, flavorings, xanthan gum.
Again, this was very similar to every other grocery store list I looked at.  Apparently, they’re injected with solution before they leave the chicken processing factory.

How bout this:  buy and cook your own chicken!  It’s delicious and nutritious, an excellent source of protein, and even a great source of fatty acids.  Chicken fat is mostly Monounsaturated, and composed of Palmitic Acid, which is highly anti-microbial.  That’s what gives chicken soup actual healing properties.  Buy and cook “bone-in”, and you’ll have minerals, glucosamine, msm, collagen, and more goodies leach into the meat.    And cooking chicken is simple!  Just roast in the oven, with S&P, or boil in water and shred.

What you eat affects your health, your mood, and your weight.  What you feed your kids affects their health, their mood and their weight.  Choose RWFs.

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