ATTENTION!! ATTENTION!! ALL CONSUMERS! MUST READ. BE IN THE KNOW AND KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE!!
THIS SADDENS US! Really, all our pages on here are meant for uplifting, encouragement, peacefulness and love. We also empower, enlighten and educate the consumer. Therefore, when something is just NOT right and confuses the heck out of the public, then as my duty as a Minister for the Environment and Certified Medicine Woman, then I must call this one out and tell the TRUTH. The above photo is just ONE more reason why we need the Pure Integrity Verified Seal more now than ever! (Please be patient while the site is being built)
Companies continue to hide behind the mask of a NON GMO seal to shade the eyes of the consumer. This simply is not OK. We demand PURE foods, TOXIC FREE foods and TRANSPARENT companies.
Sure, a company can source from NON GMO seeds. However, did any of you read the ingredients on this Manischewitz company? Most have MSG (Mono Sodium Glutamate), written in plain sight on the label such as the Matzo Ball & Soup Mix. just to name one. They are also full of HYDROGENATED oils, and not even of any organic nature except for the Organic Spelt Crackers Look at their website and click products then click nutrition information. Just look at their website and pick a product, any product. You will find all sorts of toxins lurking right on the label. Such as cornstarch, canola oil (this oil is a rapeseed that is highly hydrogenated), even the bean soup mixes have cornstarch, sodium bisulfite as a preservative. The only product this company has that is remotely "safe", are their pasta noodles, apple sauce and almond butter and even those are not of an organic nature. We do not know where they were grown.
The word KOSHER is supposed to make everything better, right? NO. Do you even know what the word KOSHER means? KOSHER was in the beginning meant for the humane practices of eating MEATS and harvesting meats. Furthermore, it was based on Jewish law (in which I personally believe there is much logic and health in the Jewish law of what meats to eat) of animals that were to be eaten because they were considered "clean" such as animals with cloven hooves, animals that also chew their cud, eating fish with both scales and fins and the only poultry that should be eaten is duck, chicken, goose and turkey. You will note all of this mention and why in Chapter 10 of Fuel for the Body to have better understanding of the meats to eat. So you see, the word KOSHER was intended for good and most Jewish still abide by this KOSHER term for their meats and dairy. However, just like all the other terms out there, kosher has been diluted and misused. Now the word KOSHER simply means that it has been 'prayed' over. Furthermore, KOSHER certification means that the products and ingredients are indeed traceable and they see exactly where each ingredient comes from to better keep track of the foot print you are putting on the planet. Also KOSHER certification has the same rules that the infamous Food & Drug Administrations (FDA) has. Making sure the facilities are kept within FDA regulations. With all this being said, what do you think about Mono Sodium Glutamate, Cotton Seed Oil, Sodium Bisulfite, This is WHY we continually battle the TRUTHS> this sickens me.
We have this BIG BOLD NON GMO label on products to make the public think the product with this label is SAFE. Oh how the smoke and mirrors continue to taint the visions of the consumer. You simply can not have this non-sense of world confusion.
Sure, GMO's are dangerous, However, just because you do not eat a GMO contamination, the toxic poisons are going to get you! It's the poisons that are really killing the planet! If it were ONLY GMO SEEDS, and NO use of toxic pesticides, herbicides or weed sprays, then the GMO crops would die OUT completely and the ORGANIC ones would PREVAIL by reproducing, something that a GMO crop simply can not do. You can harvest the seeds for the next year, but that's about as far as a GMO life span goes. Hence the big seed companies trying to make all GMO, so that farmers will be dependent on coming back to THEM year after year. Bingo, cash register, bulls eye! Ahh, welcome to my parlor said the spider to the fly!
Please take note of this brief information so that you can make healthy decisions for you and your family. We want the best for our planet, the most trusted products for our families and the highest integrity ever. Stay tuned on here as the Pure Integrity Verified seal begins to surface more to bring you food security for safe consuming.
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As mentioned in Chapter 3 - The Sweetest Deception - of Fuel for the Body. Due to many factors, mainly the heating processing of the nectar, the chemical make up changes and makes it no better than High Fructose Corn Syrup.
Article is compliments of Sarah Barendse
Agave is quickly making a rise in popularity among sweetener choices as more and more people realize just how dangerous artificial sweeteners are to our health. But is agave actually better for you?
At approximately 60 calories per tablespoon (compared to 40 for sugar) it is also nearly twice as sweet so most people will not use as much.
Most agave sweeteners are produced from the blue agave plant. But what part of the plant are we consuming? The core of the plant contains sweet “honey water,” the substance used to make syrup (and, when fermented, to make tequila).
Miel de Agave (traditional agave syrup) is made by boiling honey water sap from the core of the plant for a couple hours reducing the water content. This is the same way Maple Syrup is made. This still retains the nutrition found in the plant itself; unfortunately this is not how Agave Nectar is made.
Although agave starts out as pure, the form you can buy in stores has been processed.
Agave “Nectar” is what is widely marketed. It is made from the giant root bulb, not the core. The principal component of the root is starch – it’s a complex carbohydrate called inulin, which is technically a highly indigestible fiber. It does not have a sweet taste. The process by which agave glucose and inulin are converted into “nectar” is similar to the process in which cornstarch is converted into HFCS. The agave starch is subject to an enzymatic and chemical process that converts the starch into fructose-rich syrup —anywhere from 70 percent fructose and higher according to the agave nectar chemical profiles posted on agave nectar websites.
Nutritionally agave once processed isn’t any healthier than high fructose corn syrup or sucrose (Karo syrup). They offer no health benefits and eating them puts you at a higher likely hood of developing visceral fat, metabolic syndrome, heart disease and diabetes.
Agave is slightly lower on the glycemic index than the other sweeteners, which has caused it to be marketed to diabetics as “friendly” sugar, but the American Diabetes Association lists agave right along with all other sweeteners and states clearly that it should be very limited in diabetic diets. Well known doctors such as Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Mercola, and Dr. Oz who once were proponents of using agave have retracted their support and now recommend alternatives.
According to Russ Bianchi, managing director and CEO of Adept Solutions, Inc., a globally recognized food and beverage development company, on the similarities between agave nectar and high fructose corn syrup:
“They are indeed made the same way, using a highly chemical process with genetically modified enzymes. They are also using caustic acids, clarifiers, filtration chemicals and so forth in the conversion of agave starches into highly refined fructose inulin that is even higher in fructose content than high fructose corn syrup.”
Other Reasons to avoid Agave
Poor Quality Control
Pesticides residue and multiple reported incidences of cutting with corn syrup
Saponins – Agave is high in saponins, which are a toxic steroid derivative, capable of disrupting red blood cells and producing diarrhea and vomiting. There is also a possible link between saponins and miscarriage by stimulating blood flow to the uterus. Pregnant women should not use agave.
Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) – Some agave syrups contain a contaminant called hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF, also called 5-hydroxymethyl furfural), an organic heat-formed compound that arises in the processing of fructose — in both agave syrup and HFCS. HMF has potential toxic, mutagenic and carcinogenic effects. HMF is EXTREMELY toxic to honey bees, which is a problem since commercial beekeepers feed HFCS to the bees to stimulate honey production when field-gathered nectar sources are scarce.
Agave may start out as natural – but what you are buying in that bottle is a broken down, over processed and unhealthy choice.
Better choices would be: Raw organic honey, Coconut Palm Sugar, Maple Syrup, Stevia and Maple Sugar.
Article by: Sarah Barendse