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Healthy Eating! Protein Powders and Drinks.

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I just can’t help myself..it is inbuilt in me  I don’t trust any food manufacturers per se I think they are all out to make money from consumers and probably spend more on advertising their wares than they spend on producing the said product.

I have already been told by he who shall remain nameless that lots of athletes and famous people take these products and maybe I shouldn’t believe everything I read and would they really take something which would cause them harm or even endorse something to induce us to buy it???

The answer from me ( and it is my personal opinion) is a big fat YES! It is money in their bank! Come on…

How many foods have been mooted over the years as being the best thing since ” sliced bread”  even sliced bread with its bleached flour and all the other ingredients are not good for you…

INGREDIENTS:  White Bread (Enriched Wheat Flour (Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Iron(Ferrous Sulfate, Reduced Iron), Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Yeast, Salt, Soybean Oil, Sugar, Malt, Dough Conditioners(Ascorbic Acid, Calcium Sulfate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate),Calcium Propionate(To Retard Mold Growth))
ALLERGENS:  Wheat, Soybeans, Gluten

All those food colourings which were once so widely added to our foods are now banned in many countries…

Low-fat food… Now that was the biggest diet money spinner ever methinks….What is being said now? All those low-fat yoghurts, cereals, low-fat salad dressings low-fat sandwich spreads…what do they have in common??? Massive amounts of sugar!

I could go on forever but you all know what I am saying don’t you? But how many people are still buying them???

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Obesity is on the rise…Cancers are on the rise… skin conditions are on the rise…mood swings, anxiety is on the rise… everything is on the rise…

Well, if you told me the pound was on the rise against the dollar…I would be ecstatic…I would be jumping up and down…So would you!

But to read about all these other things being on the rise.. is not good….

Now back to protein drinks/powders…I know people who take them…I know they are being endorsed by all these celebrities and I know as well as you do and  I can take an educated guess how much money the industry is worth … I said earlier that I have been virtually told that I talk rubbish sometimes… I may not know exactly what is in everything and exactly how it can affect us by continually consuming it…BUT…I ain’t stupid either and you may fool the masses…..But you won’t convince me I am wrong ever…

Well, I wasn’t talking rubbish all these years ago back in 1980 when I wouldn’t let my kids have a  Mr Frosty or have slush puppies…Why? My answer was if it does that to your tongue what does it do to your insides…As simple as that!

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Interestingly it is still sold but MINUS those sachets of hyper-inducing colours and sugars…I was browsing the internet the other week and lo and behold…I was ecstatic this very fit young man…an athlete was NOT endorsing the use of Protein drinks/powders. He was saying that too much protein is really bad for you and that as a career athlete he kept his body fit by eating a healthy varied diet also he is a fitness trainer and doesn’t endorse the use of protein powders/drinks to his clients.

This made me do my own research and I was not surprised but then  I have never been over the years when all these new things are paraded in front of us…The advertising industry must be laughing out loud all the way to the bank.

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Researchers at Oxford University in the UK  found no evidence that protein powders produced any better results than a healthy balanced diet.

Yet that train lumbers on and at speed…..

Forward 10 years from now….What do you think will be the topic of conversation about Protein powders and drinks.?..Will they still be lauded as the best thing since sliced bread?????

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I think I will place my bet now!

Rant over and I feel much better for that…What is your opinion on Protein Powders?

If you have missed any of my other Healthy eating posts then I have added a couple of the links below: I hope you enjoy them…

Healthy Eating cooking with Coconut Flour

Healthy eating …Potassium