I bought two delicious Tofutti brand products this week, but I wouldn’t have if I had read the fine print.
The first product I bought was Tofutti brand Sour Supreme, a non-dairy imitation sour cream made from tofu and other ingredients. The large print read, “Better than Sour Cream…Lactose Free…No Milk…Butterfat Free.” But the small print of ingredients revealed that the second ingredient–after water–was partially hydrogenated soybean oil. Ouch!
The second product I bought was Tofutti brand Better than Cream Cheese, an imitation cream cheese. The large print read, “No Dairy…No Cholesterol…No Lactose…No Butterfat.” Sounds good, yes? But again, the small print revealed that the second ingredient was partially hydrogenated soybean oil. Disaster!
Why do I say disaster? The body needs natural oils for the essential fatty acids that are used in “almost every major organ, in cell membrane production, and immune system function.” Hydrogenated oils are not natural. Hydrogenated oils are molecularly changed oils that are toxic to the body. They are so toxic that scores of research studies have concluded that hydrogenated oils are “Silent Killers” that dramatically increase the risk of coronary heart disease, breast cancer, other types of cancer, diabetes type II, and auto immune diseases, as well as autism and food allergies. My doctor, Dr. Robert Rogers, strictly eliminated hydrogenated oils from my diet to reverse osteoporosis because of its harmful effects on the body. To read more about this ubiquitous danger to our health, check out columnist David Lawrence Dewey’s article, “Hydrogenated Oils-Silent Killers,” at http://dldewey.com/hydroil.htm.
This wasn’t the first time I’ve bought a toxic product by not taking the time to read the fine print, but hopefully it was the last!