More weed killer than vitamins in this cereal [Roundup]
What is lurking in these children's cereals?
Alex Reid here with your Monday roundup.
And the breaking news is... not great.
A research nonprofit called the Environmental Working Group has analyzed the amount of glyphosate weed killer found in some popular breakfast cereals.
Sure enough, it found alarmingly high levels of weed killer pesticides, in some cases MORE than the vitamins proudly advertised on the box cover. To get the full story and find out which breakfast cereals specifically, click over to our Facebook page, where we post breaking stories like this one, and make sure to like and follow us so you don't miss anything.
But as bad as this sounds, the fact is, breakfast cereal is pretty bad WITHOUT being tainted by chemicals.
Nutritional science is a hotly debated discipline. But people from all sides agree that breakfast cereals are a poor food choice, especially for children. Breakfast cereals are highly processed, include tons of added sugar, and are the last step in a convoluted supply chain with many degrees of separation between the farm and your plate.
As the great food writer Michael Pollan says, “Stick to the OUTSIDE of the grocery aisles.”
That's where you'll find the meats, the fresh fruits and produce, and the eggs — all the food that has nourished humanity for tens of thousands of years. Stick to that, and chances are good you'll be much healthier than if you indulge in the highly processed food in the middle aisles.
In more processed food news, oatmeal has long enjoyed a reputation as a health food — but that doesn't mean it IS a health food. Many people are figuring this out for themselves and asking why they still feel so hungry after eating oatmeal.
Why do you feel so hungry after eating oatmeal?
The answer and more are here in this video, an update on one of our most-read articles from the Clear Health Now archives. We're going to keep turning popular articles from our archives into videos, so make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel!
And finally, in ULTRA-processed food news, a synthetic meat startup claims lab-grown chicken nuggets will be available for purchase by the end of the year. What do you think? Would you try lab-grown meat? Let us know in the comments.
To your health,
President, Clear Health Now