Monday, January 30, 2012

What's In My Food?: Hungry-Man Roasted Turkey Dinner

In this blog series, I show you how many of the 7 Deadly Foods are found in various processed and prepared foods. In this post, you get to see how healthy the Hungry-Man Roasted Turkey Dinner is. (1)

Ingredients (that are from the 7 Deadly Foods)
Here's the ingredients break down (if any of the ingredients found in this food does not fall into one of the seven deadly foods, then it is not listed):
  • Wheat: Gravy (Wheat Flour), Stuffing (Breading [Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour]).
  • Soy: Mashed Potatoes (Margarine [Soy Lecithin]), Cooked White Meat Turkey (Soy Protein Concentrate), Stuffing (Breading [Soybean Oil], Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Turkey Flavor [Monosodium Glutamate, Soy Lecithin]), Sauce (Margarine [Soybean Oil, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Soy Lecithin], Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil).
  • Gluten Grains: Gravy (Hydrolyzed Corn Gluten, Wheat Flour).
  • Refined Sweeteners: Apple Cranberry Dessert (Sugar, Apple-Cranberry Compote Seasoning [Dextrose]), Stuffing (Breading [Sugar], Turkey Flavor [Maltodextrin, Sugar], Sugar), Sauce (Sugar).
  • Chemical Additives: Gravy (Turkey Type Flavor [Monosodium Glutamate, Caramel Color, Flavors, Disodium Inosinate, Disodium Guanylate], Caramel Color, Mono and Diglycerides), Mashed Potatoes ([Mono and Diglycerides, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Citric Acid], Margarine [TBHQ and Citric Acid as Preservatives, Mono and Diglycerides (BHT, Citric Acid)], Potato Flavor [Natural Flavors, Calcium Chloride]), Cooked White Meat Turkey (Carrageenan, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Phosphate), Stuffing (Breading [Dough Conditioners (Ascorbic Acid, L-Cysteine Monohydrochloride, Azodicarbonamide), Yeast Nutrients (Ammonium Chloride, Calcium Sulfate)], TBHQ and Citric Acid as Preservatives, Turkey Flavor [Natural Flavors, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Monosodium Glutamate, Disodium Guanylate, Disodium Inosinate, Caramel Color, Sodium Lactate), Sauce (Margarine [Mono and Diglycerides, Natural Flavor], Salt, TBHQ and Citric Acid as Preservatives).
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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Interesting Stuff (28Jan12)

Every week (or so), I'll list a few interesting web links, books, and success stories. This is all designed to encourage you to get more involved with changing your life for the better.

Web Links
  • The Truth About Protein and Fat Gain
    Some low-carb gurus like to argue that you can eat protein until you are blue in the face and never gain a pound. Why? Because it takes more energy to process protein, giving it a so-called "metabolic advantage." Unfortunately, this metabolic advantage is just wishful thinking. A calorie is a calorie, and if you overeat, then you will gain weight, even if you overeat protein.
  • Mother keeps McDonald's Happy Meal for a whole year... and it still hasn't gone off!
    A woman in the UK keeps a happy meal sitting in her house, unrefrigerated, for an entire year and the food doesn't decompose. This can't be healthy. If bacteria and flies want nothing to do with heavily preserved food, then neither should you.
  • The 42-Day Program is Updated!
    I added my daily "optimal" micro-nutrient and supplement intakes to my 42-day Rapid PT program. This should help to further accelerate your body and fitness changes during your 42-day preparation for taking the PT test.
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Friday, January 20, 2012

Interesting Stuff (20Jan12)

Every week (or so), I'll list a few interesting web links, books, and success stories. This is all designed to encourage you to get more involved with changing your life for the better.

Web Links
  • No Proof Paula Deen’s High-Fat Southern Cooking Caused Her Diabetes
    There seems to be a lot of backlash against Paula Deen for keeping her diabetes a secret for about 3 years (which I think was a mistake). Unfortunately, a lot of writers are blaming her use of butter as the cause for her diabetes. Really? Maybe it was her extensive and creative use of frying (which destroys nutrients in foods, as well as creating unhealthy bi-products). I mean, she fried butter (why?), mac and cheese, and cheese cake
  • The Potbelly Syndrome
    I'm very much enjoying The Potbelly Syndrome, by Russel Farris. It does a good job of arguing that many diseases (e.g., heart disease, stroke, cancer, obesity) can get their start from infections. But for me, its contention that cortisol has a central role in Metabolic Syndrome has helped me to understand some diet and health observations that have never really made sense to me. 

    The link above goes to his website, which summarizes Farris' main arguments. But his book is so much more detailed. Everyone should pick up a copy
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