Monday, July 09, 2007

Processed Cheese Product is not Cheese

Now, I know this may surprise many of you... but if you think you're getting actual cheese when you strip open that pre-processed slice of yellow-colored oil slab from it's greasy plastic cover... you're in for a figurative punch to the junk.

Now, the Food and Drug Administration standards say these products must contain at least 51 percent cheese... but DOOD, I ask you. What is the other 49%

DON'T BE FOOLED! Even when the label says "2% Milk" added... if it says "Cheese Food" ... you might as well keep it around to keep your squeaky door hinges greasy lest you be kept awake at night by the soft whimpering cries of the bread drawer in wretched turmoil at the thought of the next grilled "cheese" sandwich...


Brindy said...

That is a very good question Carrot.
It leads me to perform my annual duty of informing all I can about the nastiness of partially hydrogenated oils, which is a main ingredient in yucky foods like processed cheese product. Click on the link or read below, both are interesting info, and hopefully will help make better food decisions. You will find that most snack foods have p.h.o. It might be tough to eliminate the stuff, but lately the label "No Trans Fat" helps point out p.h.o. free foods. Happy eating, and thanks Carrot for bringing up an issue I love informing people about.

DO YOU KNOW... the difference between margarine and butter?

Read on to the gets very interesting:

1. Both have the same amount of calories.
2. Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams compared to 5
3. Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating
the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study.
4. Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other
5. Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few only
because they are added!
6. Butter tastes much better than margarine and it enhances the flavors of
other foods.
7. Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for
less than 100 years.

And now for Margarine :

8. Very high in trans fatty acids... Triple risk of coronary heart disease.
9. Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol)
10. Lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol)...
11. Increases the risk of cancers by up to five fold...
12. Lowers quality of breast milk...
13. Decreases immune response...
14. Decreases insulin response.


1. Margarine is but only ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC .
2. And, margarine is initially BLACK , but it is DYED YELLOW to look like

These facts alone were enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and
anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing
the molecular structure of the substance).

You can try this yourself: purchase a tub of margarine and leave it in your
garage or shaded area. Within a couple of days you will note a couple of
no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell
you something) .. it does not rot or smell differently because it has no
nutritional value, nothing will grow on it...even those teeny weenie microorganisms
will not find a home to grow. Why? Because it is nearly plastic. Would you
melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast? Yuk!

Share This With Your Friends.....(Butter them up!)

Carrot said...

SRTHO! [sick-right-the-hell-out] For reals! I had no idea... my fridge at home is weeping... might as well use margarine or cheese food for spackling the nail holes in your walls people!

Munny said...

It says right there on it's packaging that it is "Pasturized, Processed Cheese Food," so wouldn't it be something that you feed the cheese, not the human?

Munny said...

I didn't say it was a meaningful or cool epiphany...

Carrot said...

YES!!!!!!!! Like fish food... FEED THE CHEEEEEESE!!!!!!!!