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would you eat WOOD...but you do already!

Old 11-22-2011, 04:05 PM
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just read this article...it is scary..and true...no more Sonic Ice Cream for me..and it was my fave!

http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/201...erve-you-wood/
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:15 PM
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Oh NO!! not the McRib!!
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:19 PM
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Cellulose is a natural part of several foods such as oranges and celery. I think it is also found in most beans. Do we have someone on the QB who has studied this? I was of the opinion that almost all high fiber foods had cellulose as their fiber and it was natural in its occurance and was seldom if ever digestible. It's value to our digestive system is the fact that it isn't digestible. Without it we would be taking laxatives every day. Or am I mistaken?
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From a quick browse they are all foods that aren't healthy. I have recently given up cheese, ice cream, colas and anything over laden with sugar. Due to no exercise and eating the wrong foods I have stacked on the weight. No exercise due to injury. Weight gain - own stupidity.
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At least cellulose is naturally sourced.....unlike many of the additives and colourings on the ingredients list. We tend to eat home-made, chemical free foods, we just don't buy pre-packed or processed foods. I tell my kids, if you read the label and have no clue what the ingredient or number is or means....don't buy it.
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Originally Posted by TanyaL View Post
Cellulose is a natural part of several foods such as oranges and celery. I think it is also found in most beans. Do we have someone on the QB who has studied this? I was of the opinion that almost all high fiber foods had cellulose as their fiber and it was natural in its occurance and was seldom if ever digestible. It's value to our digestive system is the fact that it isn't digestible. Without it we would be taking laxatives every day. Or am I mistaken?
I agree with this. As a kid, living in the country, we sometimes chewed on twigs from trees. It never hurt us.
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Actually, if you ever find yourself lost and hungry in the woods, all parts of a pine tree are edible.
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Originally Posted by TanyaL View Post
Cellulose is a natural part of several foods such as oranges and celery. I think it is also found in most beans. Do we have someone on the QB who has studied this? I was of the opinion that almost all high fiber foods had cellulose as their fiber and it was natural in its occurance and was seldom if ever digestible. It's value to our digestive system is the fact that it isn't digestible. Without it we would be taking laxatives every day. Or am I mistaken?
There are so many misconceptions about what we eat, where it comes from. Tanya, totally agree!

I try to look at the source of the information in articles like this ... in this case, a blog by someone with questionable credentials. Nonetheless, interesting points. Looking at the actual news articles, there is very little mention of cellulose in the lawsuit against Taco Bell - they're protesting the meat % as advertised.

And this is really cool, from the Wall Street Journal: "Only powdered cellulose in its least manipulated form can be used in foods labeled "organic" or "made with organic" ingredients by the U.S. Department of Agriculture." OK, have to admit, I laughed out loud at this one! (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...196803916.html )

One of the fun things some of the staff occasionally gets away with at our local Ag college, when giving tours through the dairy barn, is adding some chocolate powder to a container of the milk of the brown cows ...
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According to I have learned about diabetic diets, the higher my fiber content in my foods the better off I am because the high fiber content helps to reduce my blood glucose level. The insoluble fiber, usually called bulk or roughage, is thought to possibly reduce the chance of colon cancer. Therefore I am grateful that I can now buy white bread with the fiber content of whole wheat; crackers and cereal with a taste that I like but with the fiber content of the cereal that I think does taste like cardboard. If they have found a way to make ice cream have as much fiber as a whole wheat sandwich then I think that's about the best way I've heard of to get fiber.
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I don't buy any of those things mentioned....I make my own syrup, jams, icecreams, breads and desserts..my cheeses are bought by the hunk and I grate them myself. I can't imagine what a family's food bill is when all the ready made stuff is added on, especially the soft drinks (they don't enter my house)...I live for the cirtrus season when I can squeeze all the oranges I want right here in my yard.
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