Did you know Cheerios are formed on an Extruder Machine? To form those cute little O’s this machine heats up oil to extreme temperatures so the dough can slide through the forms that create the O’s.
Because of the extreme heat, the oil becomes rancid and that’s what we’re ingesting! Yikes!
Is it really Heart Healthy?
This doesn’t just happen in Cheerios. Usually, there’s a back story to all processed and packaged foods.
I invite you to ignore the nutrition label and look only at the ingredient label. The product needs to have 5 ingredients or less that you can pronounce and know are good for you.
The ingredients in Cheerios are . . . Drumroll, please . . .
Whole Grain Oats, Corn Starch, Sugar, Salt, Tripotassium Phosphate. Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) Added to Preserve Freshness.
Why do we need extra sugar or Tripotassim Phosphate in your body?
You would be so much better off eating gluten-free oats!
Looking at the ingredients is a much better way to make sure you're getting whole clean food. Of course, homemade food is best because you’re the one who knows exactly what’s in your food.
When I was a kid, my mom used Lipton Onion Soup to flavor almost everything. It was super convenient, but also super unhealthy!
I now look at EVERY ingredient listed in prepackaged food and I discovered how bad Lipton Onion Soup is for you. So I created this delicious onion soup mix just for YOU!
You can easily reproduce this great flavorful soup mix easily and effortlessly in your kitchen! Yahoo!
So what are the ingredients in Lipton Onion Soup—my childhood staple—
sugar, corn syrup, corn starch, hydrolyzed soy protein, caramel color, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, monosodium glutamate, disodium inosinate, and disodium guanylate. Oh My!
You can make this delicious seasoning mix with natural ingredients in about 5 minutes.
Why would you ever want these catastrophic foods in your body?
I decided to do a little research on some of the ingredients to see if they are truly bad for our health.
Cornstarch - a processed starch that only contains calories and carbohydrates — no protein, sugars, fiber, vitamins, or minerals. So the answer to this question is that it may not be bad for you in small amounts, but it's certainly not good for you. It is derived from corn and most corn in America is Genetically Modified.
Corn Syrup - Many serious diseases have been linked to the overconsumption of fructose. High fructose corn syrup and sugar have been shown to drive inflammation, which is associated with an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. The high insulin levels caused by sugar could also fuel tumor growth.
MSG, Disodium Inosinate, and Disodium Guanylate - These ingredients have been shown to create certain allergic responses such as:
Facial pressure or tightness
Numbness, tingling, or burning in the face, neck, and other areas
Rapid, fluttering heartbeats (heart palpitations)
You might have to ingest a lot of Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix to have these reactions and I wouldn’t call it “healthy”.
The bottom line is:
it’s much better to make your own homemade food! Your body will thank you.
Learn my copycat version with this fun video
Homemade French Onion Soup Mix
This flavor-packed French Onion Soup Mix helps you to release weight, boost immunity, detoxify your body, and elevate your energy.
½ cup dried onion flakes
1 teaspoon Onion Powder
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
½ teaspoon Celery Salt
½ teaspoon Ground Pepper
1 teaspoon dried parsley leaf
1 teaspoon Himalayan or sea salt
1 teaspoon turmeric
Mix all ingredients and store in a glass jar.