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If you like to snack on the occasional bag of microwave popcorn, it's probably the buttery flavoring that you crave. This comes from an artificial flavoring called diacetyl, which is a natural byproduct of fermentation found in butter, beer and vinegar... and also a chemical made synthetically by food companies because it gives foods that irresistible buttery flavor and aroma. Many companies who manufacture microwave popcorn have already stopped using the synthetic diacetyl because it's been linked to lung damage in people who work in their factories.
Another problem is PFOA, a chemical that lines the bag. Dr. Oz said that 20 percent of this chemical in our bodies comes from microwave popcorn. It can cause thyroid issues, high cholesterol and bladder cancer.
It’s important to note that corn is on the “dirty dozen” list, meaning that it collects its fair share of pesticide chemicals when it’s not organic. Non of the mainstream brands use organic corn so you can be sure they contain harmful pesticides that contribute to the inflammation cascade. And remember, inflammation is the root of all disease.
originally posted by: blend57
That is quite a story to have.. very nice and makes you wonder...thank you for being so kind as to share it. Your post has made me wonder how you prepare for the new year, I have never heard anyone say that before and am very curious as to what that involves...if it is not too intrusive of me to ask.
Looking up the Asian new year, the main results were all about the Chinese Zodiac..do you use the Chinese zodiac in your celebration/preparations for the new year? For instance, this year is the year of The Fire Rooster (2017) would you have any special traditions specifically surrounding that as you did for the year of the dragon?
Again, I do not wish to be intrusive.. so if you do not wish to share more I totally understand..
I guess I will just say thank you for sharing what you have and also wish you a Happy New Year as well..
Thanks for taking the time to read and respond..
Anyone else have a tradition or some holiday happenings that they normally do for new years? Is there something I am supposed to be doing or is it just a regular day that doesn't even matter?