(NaturalHealth365) You won’t see wood pulp listed on any ingredient list. But, food manufacturers are deceiving the consumer (everyday) by calling this horrible additive – “cellulose”. Cellulose is actually processed virgin wood pulp, a non-digestible substance and it should be avoided – at all costs.
There is nothing healthy about eating splinters
Cellulose is used as a type of food filler, which reduces costs to the manufacturer. This is the same product used in plastics; cleaners; kitty litter to absorb waste; electrodes; glue; asphalt and packaged, processed foods. Can you believe this is a legal food item?
Wood is for wood working and is inappropriate for use in food, we wouldn’t think of eating sawdust, yet it is part of our diet. This additive supplies no nutrition, but it does help create digestive health problems.
We are eating food meant for termites
Cellulose is considered a fiber and the USDA says wood pulp is safe to use in meat in amounts under 3.5 percent – yet end users are getting more than that amount. No list is going to disclose all the foods adulterated with cellulose. When going to the supermarket – it’s best to remember what you don’t see is more important than what you do see.
Food manufacturers claim cellulose adds fiber, which helps people get the recommended daily intake of fiber in their diet. At the same time, cellulose can mimic fat by absorbing water, allowing the consumer to reduce their fat intake. For the manufacturer, it extends the shelf life of their product.
The health risk of rising food prices
Cellulose is listed on many processed items such as, ice cream, pizza, breads, pancakes, crackers, muffins, mashed potato mixes, cheese, meat, macaroni, chips and fast food. Government health agencies sets no limit on the amount of cellulose, which can be used in food products.
This is a great quote, because it rings so true: “As commodity prices continue to rally and the cost of imported materials impact earnings, we expect to see increasing use of surrogate products within food items. Cellulose is certainly in higher demand and we expect this to continue,” said Michael A. Yoshikami, chief investment strategist at YCM Net Advisors.
The real cost of centralized food production
Food producers can save as much as 30 percent in costs by using cellulose as a filler or binder in processed foods. That is one of the reasons the list of companies that use this filler is so extensive.
The revolution in food production methods has been marketed as a way to “feed the world”. But, the truth is, millions of people are suffering (and dying) from poor nutrition and toxic ingredients in our food supply. Let’s be clear – the major food producers of the world do NOT care about creating healthy food.
The food industry makes the problem and then comes up with a solution and the results are horrible. There is a false sense of confidence in bio-technology with no vision where it will lead us. Our only option is to reduce or refuse to buy any overly-processed foods and teach these people a lesson in health.
Instead of out with the old and in with the new, it should be the other way around. Let’s get back to nature where the good stuff is created for us. We must redefine our consumption and reclaim the world around us.
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About the author: Jonathan Landsman is the managing director of NaturalHealth365.com and host of the NaturalNews Talk Hour – a free, weekly health show sponsored by NaturalHealth365.com and NaturalNews.com. Jonathan is helping millions of people worldwide create health and physical fitness through a variety of educational and entertaining articles, teleconference calls, live shows and special events.
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