Food Nutrition Myth 3: Popcorners
August 1, 2016
Popcorners. Marketed as "gluten free" and "wholesome in a chip." Ingredients: second ingredient oil which is because they are fried. Then there is whey which is effectively cow's milk--not a fan. Maltodextrin is a food additive which is plant based. It is like a simple sugar and has a high glycemic index. There is some data that maltodextrin is INFLAMMATORY. It changes gut bacteria and triggers inflammatory disease. Remember inflammatory diseases present to different people in different ways: some get ulcerative colitis or Crohns, others get type I diabetes, others get lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.
What do we know about disodium phosphate. Not a whole lot. It is considered "generally safe" by the FDA. It is a food additive. It used to come from animal bones but now comes from rocks. It is an food "enhancer." Inorganic phosphates are possibly unsafe--often used in pesticides. There has been data that it accumulates in the body and binds to calcium>>ultimately triggering kidney failure. Loads of foods that dont have this! Foods commonly that do are canned sauces, chips, packaged meats and cheeses to prevent spoilage. All of these additives...