So you love Nutella- especially great for a kids breakfast, lunch or snack, isn’t it– or is it?
We were surprised not long ago to see an ad saying it was POISON- don’t eat!! So we decided to check it out and this is what we found.
OK- it has a horrible amount of sugar, but isn’t everything else good for us? Let’s find a jar and look at the Ingredients and the Nutrition Facts. OK, we know that low fat cocoa is not the best choice, nor is skimmed milk powder, but they can’t be called poison can they? We’ve also learned that artificial anything is not real food and even though the Lecithin is Soy, we’re told that is OK- all other soy IS NOT OK!!! Sooooo why is this such a bad product? Let’s check with and see what they have to say…
Magde has broken down the ingredients and shares with us why they believe it is poisoning you and your children.
There are many people who are unaware that there are GMO foods on the market that are promoted as healthy and nutritious and they believe it’s high time we put an end to it, and we totally agree.
Nutella is one of those and has 4 GMO ingredients. No matter how healthy the rest of the ingredients are, only one that’s been genetically modified is often times enough to affect the health of those eating them… so what are they?
You may say that soy has been consumed by Asian civilizations for centuries, so how come it’s unhealthy for the Americans? But, what you don’t know is that soybeans in Asia are grown organically and are consumed in smaller amounts as opposed to the ones grown in western countries. Here soybean production is subjected to genetic engineering and soy is consumed in large quantities. What Nutella contains is soy lecithin, an emulsifier that has adverse effects on your health. Numerous studies have linked this ingredient to thyroid depression, uncontrolled weight gain, fatigue, late period, premature puberty and breast cancer. Jeannie here- this is a conflict of information. Our sources tell us soy lecithin is OK, but not any other soy products except soy sauce and that is the way Asians eat it. Since it is fermented it is just fine for us too. You will most likely only have bad side effects from soy powders, milk, chips- anything other than soy sauce.
This sugar is in fact made of sugar beet, which is not only inexpensive, but also abundant in chemicals such as pesticides. This is nothing like the natural sugar our body needs for proper function. The price of this refined sugar is what matters most to Nutella manufacturers, whereas the fact that this sugar is a known neurotoxin that crosses the blood barrier and destroys brain cells is disregarded. Research has linked refined sugars to ADD, ADHD, depression, autism, migraine, and anxiety. Jeannie here- It is the processed sugars we need to stay away from. They have been stripped of their nutrients, bleached white and are only used because they are a cheap way to add sweetness.
Although milk products are generally associated with images of cows grazing grass on vast green meadows, it’s a completely different reality. The milk inside Nutella is from cows fed on GMO corn and vitamin supplements and treated with antibiotics in order to reduce costs. This eventually leads to poor quality milk. What we are talking about is odorless milk white liquid made of powdered milk, and powdered milk is abundant in bad cholesterol.
The label may say there are no artificial colors, but it doesn’t say no unnatural flavors. The vanillin used in Nutella is produced in factories in China and is a potential health threat as it can make us addictive by stimulating the receptors in the brain and secreting serotonin, the hormone of happiness. Similarly to sugar, it has neurotoxic properties that destroy brain cells.
By now you may be torn between wanting Nutella because it tastes so good and wanting to avoid it because it is so very harmful to our health– especially if you have growing children! GOOD NEWS!! We enjoy Dark Chocolate Dreams and our family loves it too- YUMMY and made of great ingredients. Lets compare….
Organic cane sugar is unrefined sugar minus the cancer-causing and environmentally damaging pesticides present in conventionally grown sugarcane. Compared to white sugar, organic cane sugar has the full-bodied taste of sugarcane and is much less processed, retaining a lot of the nutrients present in cane juice. Always try to get products that are made with this, not processed sugars.
When buying cocoa, we recommend cacao even though it is so similar to cocoa. Why? Because “cacao” generally refers to raw vegan chocolate products which come from unroasted cacao (chocolate) beans and are minimally processed with no additives. We believe you can still very safely use cocoa. Same bean, just different processing. Cocoa butter is made from the beans of the cacao tree and contains triglycerides of fatty acids. Its rich formula is easily absorbed into the skin, and it contains natural antioxidants that help the body fight free radicals. Always read labels and get the most natural product you can.
Yes! We love the healthy ingredients in Dark Chocolate Dreams and especially appreciate the fewer carbs and more protein!
2 Tbl. of Nutella has 21g carbs and only 2g of protein, but 2 Tbl. of Dark Chocolate Dreams has 12g carbs and 6g of protein. Which one do you prefer?
Some of you may prefer a different brand of Nutella since it is hazelnuts as opposed to peanuts– so we have a page here you might enjoy– we checked it out and discovered ALL of the things recommended on that page are only good healthy chemical-free ingredients– oooh, there is one I will order! Go for it!
TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH- EAT DELICIOUSLY!
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