In efforts to shed excess weight and body fat, it is recommended that you cut down on your consumption of animal fats. Of course, the obvious animal fat is know as lard, which can be mixed into various foods such a Mexican beans (usually from authentic Mexican). However, animal fat can be hidden in other unknown areas of your diet. These common foods with animal fats might surprise and shock you. If you have taken the leap into being a vegetarian, you might need to rethink your food choices.
ICE CREAM – Most American wouldn’t dare get rid of their bi-weekly treat. The creamy goodness may be hiding a dark secret! Many ice cream brands have an ingredient known as,capric acid, a fatty acid that’s obtained from animal fats. So next time you reach for your favorite brand, take a moment to check the label!
BAKKED GOODS – Ahhhhhh the fresh smell of donuts and bread from that bakery around the corner. Don’t you just love it??? NO YOU DON’T !! Many pastries are made using the fat from a pig’s stomach or kidneys (also known as lard). If you are buying packaged baked goods, then look for containcapric acid. This is the ingredient you need to avoid!!!
CHEWING GUM – Gum has been toted as one of the best ways to fight food cravings, but would you be chewing it if you knew it contained lanolin, stearic acid or glycerin?? All of these ingredients can be readily found in beef jerky and most people know how toxic that is!! Skip the “Slim Jimm” and reach for the all natural mints!!
POTATO CHIPS – Popular chip companies have coined phrases know as “You just can’t have one,” for a reason. The addictive property in chips isn’t just the starchy carbs, it’s the animal fat known as tallow. Potato chips are soaked in tallow before they reach the shelves at the grocery store. This type of fat is pulled from the membranous tissue in cattle. Sadly, America has been lead astray, we aren’t just eating fried potatoes, we’re eating potatoes that are friend and then soaked in fat from cattle. Could it get any worse??!!!
CHOCOLATE – Ok women, brace yourself, chocolate also contain animal fats. Things such as chocolate sauce for your ice cream and other substances in hard chocolate contain emulsifiers which are dirived from fats. The confusing part about chocolate is that most brands out there won’t go into detail on their lables about the emulsifiers. Find a brand that lists ALL of their ingrediants and use that as your “go to product.”
CHEESE – This slippery elastic substance adds excess fat whenever needed. The best idea would be to stay far far away from it! If you can’t, know that its is filled with rinnet. No sure what rinnet is ?? Neither does 90 % of the population! It’s an enzyme that’s pulled from the bellies of slaughtered calfs. If you just can’t ditch the cheese? Then opt for Vegetarian cheese which uses fungal enzymes and microbial enzymes in the places of animal rennet.
HARD CANDY – Hard candy contains calcium stereate. This ingrediant is derived from tallow as well, also known as animal fat.
SO what’s the solution?? It seems as though food companies have been hiding animal fats behind big names for decades! Our suggestion is to limit your intake of processed foods and stick to ingredients that you can pronounce and recognize. If you need to splurge here and there, spend a little more money and find something at your local health food store. If you’re going to cheat, pick products that won’t stick to your hips and your arteries for years on end.
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