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Originally posted by baddmove
reply to post by Maddogkull
Normal fat molecules travel through the walls of the digestive system into the bloodstream and bring along nutrients in the area such as vitamin A, D, E, and K. Olestra molecules are too big (no one has mentioned foreign) to make this passage, so they flush right through the system, taking with them the essential vitamins A, D ,E, and K, which are in the system at the time. However, in their infinite wisdom, the FDA told Proctor and Gamble to add A, D, E, and K to their products to compensate for this loss. Excuse me---- but, didn’t the FDA say that these vitamins cannot be absorbed because the Olestra molecule sucks them up and takes them out?
Well, that's not all you can look forward to. Olestra also reduces the body’s ability to absorb certain forms of carotenoids. (The nutrients contained in carrots, sweet potatoes and green leafy vegetables.) The FDA claims there is not enough understanding of the role of carotenoids in the human body, so they have decided to ignore the problem. Eat your salad, have some potato chips, and your body’s nutrition comes out in the minus. The minus is because you can also suffer side effects such as abdominal cramping and diarrhea. Not to worry, our FDA said these side effects are not life threatening. Really? What about the children who consume products containing Olestra? (Products are tested and geared to thirty year old males. Recently, they were supposed to add women, not children.)
[edit on 22-5-2010 by baddmove]
Originally posted by Northwarden
What are we paying for? Their expensive nanotech they tamper it with? God will repay.
[edit on 22-5-2010 by Northwarden]