How Old Is Your Twinkie?

The magazine ” body and soul ”  had a blurb in it about reason no. 32 why NOT to eat a twinkie !!

( Excuse me, but how many reasons can there be?? )

One of the ingredients: ethylene oxide ( part of polysorbate 60) is an excellant,  but unlikely food chemical seeing that it is highly explosive ( as it was used for tunnel – busting shells in the vietnam war).  It is a known human carcinogen and a respitory, skin and eye irritant.

This tidbit of information is cited from book by Steve Ettlinger ” Twinkie, deconstructed: How the ingredients found in processed foods are grown, mined ( mined ? ) and munipulated into what america eats.

For many years now I have been teaching a workshop called Healthy Choices for Children.

I have two items that I use for show and tell.

One item is a twinkie….it’s over a decade old, and it looks exactly like the day I bought it!!!

The other is a 1996 McDonalds Hamburger.

Same thing – looks exactly like it did the day I bought it.

Yikes!!! Makes you wonder doesn’t it???

Don’t go there!
image courtesy of flickr – mucho cool.

Karen Hanrahan ~ Wellness Educator/Nutritional Consultant/Blog Author
708.482.0678 ~ Websites:
Nutrition, Weight Loss, and Green Clean

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