I was thirsty and decided to grab a Ice tea … typically I would just grab some water but I wanted some flavor. I picked up a Pure Leaf Tea … For the most part I know real lemons are not being used for these products so I was not expecting a refreshing healthy drink at 2.22 for 2 bottles … another thing that raised my suspicion. Either way I drink the tea and feel really full so I that made me wonder and google everything that I didnt know about what they put in this crap.
The first thing that caught my eye was Citric Acid … What is that ? Sounds like a chemical term for “lemon juice” but it is not.
NoGMO4Michigan – Unfortunately, Big Food is not squeezing lemons into their factory food labeled with “citric acid.”
The mold is grown in the presence of a carbohydrate like corn or sugar beets to produce citric acid.
This is Aspergillus niger growing on an onion.
Big Food takes this mold and genetically modifies it and then grows it on genetically modified corn. Most citric acid is produced from corn in this manner.
Manufacturers do not always take out the protein which can be hydrolyzed (break down (a compound) by chemical reaction with water) and create MSG, a known neuro-toxin that kills brain cell.
- stomach pain and cramping,
- blotchy skin, and
- dark circles under the eyes.
Think about this: New mamas are feeding their babies jarred baby food for the first time and watching for reactions. If baby reacts to the jarred fruit mama assumes that the baby is reacting to the fruit, when in reality it might be the GMO-MSG producing citric acid that has been added.
“It’s really tough for processors to locate a citric acid produced on a non- GMO substrate.”
- Medicine, vitamins
- Stock cubes and concentrates
- Soft drinks, especially fruit-flavored beverages and lemonade
- Jam, jelly, and fruit preserves
- Candy – It is the white powder dusted on sour hard candy to make it more sour.
- Baby food
- Sherbet, some ice cream, especially cheaper brands using vegetable oils. The citric acid is used so that the cheap fats appear emulsified like real ice cream made with milk and cream.
- Processed and packaged foods
- Canned tomatoes
- Tomato based products
- Cough Medicine (Citric acid, red no. 40, flavor, glycerin, high fructose corn syrup, saccharin sodium, sodium benzoate, sodium chloride, sodium citrate)
- Frozen fish
- Frozen potatoes
- Frozen waffles
- Frozen pizza
- Canned fruits and vegetables
Shockingly, MOST packaged foods contain genetically modified soy and/or corn in some form, as soy oil, corn oil, corn meal, corn syrup, dextrose, maltodextrin, fructose, soy flour, soy protein, soy lecithin, textured vegetable protein, citric acid, and lactic acid.
- Corn (fructose, glucose, dextrose, modified food starch)
- Soy (lecithin, soybean oil, vegetable protein, vegetable oil, isoflavone)
- Canola oil or rapeseed oil
- Cottonseed oil
- Sugar (any sugar not listed specifically from sugar cane)
4. Read ingredient labels on all packaged food.
- If you don’t recognize the item as a real food, put it back.
Eat real food, as close to the way it was created as possible.