I’m about to hit the stage tonighhhht. #getIt

I’m about to hit the stage tonighhhht. #getIt

I’m wearing the ugliest shirt I own today. It’s going to be a good day. #moose

I’m wearing the ugliest shirt I own today. It’s going to be a good day. #moose

I Did Some Research: Your Protein Powder May Cause Cancer

Pretty much any food manufactured these days is disgusting. I imagine a day in the distant future where an anthropologists unearths a McDonald’s hamburger and writes an essay wondering how the human race even still exists. I think it’s that bad.

Even the “healthy” foods cause concern. I’ve been doing a good amount of research lately on how protein powders are made and what they’re made of. Long story short, straight up nasty.

For example, I almost lost my lunch when I saw a news report about Walmart’s ice cream sandwiches. They don’t melt. Ever. The gentleman left one outside in the sun for an hour and it looked just like it came out of the package. The reason? No one knows why. Walmart said they take longer to melt because of high cream content. The sky is also green.

Some professor guessed that it didn’t melt because the ingredients include gums like guar gum, and cellulose gum which made me fall out of my chair. Many of the best selling protein powders are filled with those different gums!

That in itself doesn’t mean anything though. The FDA is even cool with the gums. But the FDA is cool with a room temperature hamburger that doesn’t go bad after weeks in a container too. I actually checked the powders at the store. Some of the ingredients were maltodextrin, sucralose, cellulose gum and taurine. Some of those ingredients are linked to cancer and other sicknesses. Not good.

I had already had a personal war with products that contain these ingredients but this was another sad reminder that what is labeled as a product to help your body may be doing more harm than good.

If you want something without the junk, try the warrior protein powder (but watch the stevia) or the Nutiva brand. To be honest, I haven’t tried either but they both pass the ingredient test. They probably taste like crap though.

The moral of the story, read your labels and understand what you eat. It could save your life. Also, you should probably stop eating Walmart branded ice cream. It’s up to you though.

What powder do you use?

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