The Most Amazing Twinkie with the Most Amazing Shelf Life

Rainbow colored gumballs, fruity flavored candies, irresistibly addictive potato chips, everlasting cream cakes. If we didn’t know any better we’d think that such eatables were coming directly from some wonderfully made-up fantasy world, a world where disease is a foreign phenomenon and greed influences no one. But the black and white reality is inescapable; planet earth is no such fantasyland. Blue gumballs and everlasting cream cakes (the most amazing Twinkie with the most amazing shelf life) don’t grow on trees; instead they are a concoction of genius influenced by greed. Behind the bright colors, fragrant smells, and tasty seasonings there lies a long list of lab-made chemicals called preservatives, food colorings, anti-caking agents, etc., etc.

The food industry is big business run by big business men with one goal in mind-big money. Thus, we have the most appealing, tasty, long lasting, cheap, addictive (and therefore profitable) foods available dominating our supermarket shelves. Chemicals are injected into practically all our grocery products, enabling the big businessman to get their big bucks. The nutritional value of our food is hardly a passing thought in the minds of these guys, so we can be assured that chemical contamination of our food is the least of their concern.

From candies to lunch meats to frozen fruits, our food is tainted with roughly 3,000 different chemicals. There is no accurate way to test the long-term effects of these chemicals on the body and consequently many FDA-approved additives are only now being linked to different diseases. Gerber, Beech-Nut and Heinz used MSG in their baby food until a study found that MSG could not be metabolized by babies and when consumed a dangerous excess became stored in their brains.

Fortunately the MSG was pulled from baby food but there are still numerous additives in our food known (and soon to be known) to cause disease:

  • Aluminum: a suspected cause of Alzheimer’s disease; added to baking powder, beer, aspirin and many other products.
  • Formaldehyde: used to slow corpse decomposition; used to disinfect frozen vegetables.
  • Propylene glycol: a component of antifreeze and paint remover; used to produce ice cream.
  • Carboxymethylcellulose: a stabilizer; used in ice cream, salad dressing and cheese spreads; has produced tumors in 80% of rats injected with it.
  • Sodium Nitrate: used to keep lunchmeat from turning gray; suspected of causing stomach cancer.
  • Policyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: chemicals that color food; suspected carcinogens.
  • Brominated oils: bottled fruit juice additives; cause thyroid enlargement, kidney damage, and decreased liver metabolism.

The above are just a sampling of the everyday additives that we consume.

Even though we don’t live in a world where Twinkies and potato chips grow on trees, we do exist in a world where nature’s candy, untouched by pesticides, does grow on trees. Sometimes it takes an unfamiliar trek to the health food store to find such pure foods, but they do exist. Today there is a strong movement to return to a pure and non-toxic diet. If enough people join this movement the big businessmen will have to rethink their strategy because the big money will no longer be in unhealthy and toxic foods, but in healthy, pure and wholesome foods.

What you have in your mind?