November 29, 2015

Why a Snickers Bar is An Absolute Health Nightmare

The Mars candy company introduced one of its most popular candy bars in 1930, sold for a nickel. This candy bar was named after the Mars family’s favorite horse, Snickers. The Mars candy company earns $2 million dollars annually from the sales of the Snickers bar.
Mars went on to make many versions and variations of the Snickers bar including, Snickers Crunch bar, Snickers Almond bar, Cookies & Snickers, and even a King Size Snickers bar.
In the UK, in 2004, the Food and Drink Federation created a manifesto which included 7 pledge of action, requesting the food and drink industry to reduce portions sizes, clearly label ingredients and nutritional information, and reduce the levels of fat, salt and sugar in their products. 
The Mars company pledged to replace the King Size Snickers bar in the UK, with a shareable size bar by 2005. King Size Snickers bars are still being sold in the US containing the large amounts of fat, salt and sugar as well as some other questionable ingredients.

Snickers bar ingredients:

Milk chocolate, sugar, cocoa butter, skim milk, lactose, milk fat, soy lecithin, artificial flavor, peanuts, corn syrup, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, salt and egg whites.
Aside from the obvious dangers to people with dairy, nut or eggs allergies, there are some other hidden dangers amongst these ingredients. 

• Sugar and corn sugar (high fructose corn syrup)

Rats fed HFCS gained 300% more fat than those being fed (even slightly more amounts of) regular sugar or sugar from fruit. It also fattens your heart with bad cholesterol, causing plaque build up, leading to hypertension, heart disease and even stroke. Liver, gallbladder and kidneys process HFCS. It is highly destructive to the liver and can cause fatty liver. Scarring of the liver diminishes its ability to process out toxins that will make you sick. HFCS is also high in Mercury levels. Exposure (in young, growing children especially) can result in irreversible brain and nervous system damage.

•Soybean Oil/Soy Lecithin

•Soy is higher in phytoestrogen than any other food. Phytoestrogens are plant based estrogen that mimic the estrogen in our body. Consuming high amounts of phytoestrogen, is the leading cause of breast cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, infertility and low libido.
•Soy is also the king of cell Goitrogens (thyroid suppressors).
•Phytlates found in soy block mineral absorption.
•Also found in Soy, Trypsin inhibitors, inhibits proper digestion of protein.
•93% of Soy is genetically modified.

•Partially hydrogenated soybean oil

GMO soybean oil causes obesity, diabetes, fatty liver.
Is an unnatural man made fat (from one of the most unhealthy oils-soybean oil) that causes cellular dysfunction. This dysfunction can cause cancer, autoimmune disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, heart disease, bone degeneration, increased levels of “bad” cholesterol and decreased levels of “good” cholesterol, reduces immune function, creates reproductive problems and causes interference with our body’s ability to utilize omega-3 fats.

Snickers bar Nutritional information
Serving size: 2oz
Calories: 266
Calories from fat: 98
Cholesterol: 8mg
Sodium: 130mg
Carbohydrates: 37g
Sugar: 28g
A 2oz size Snickers bar has almost the same amount of calories (more calories from fat) than a McDonalds Cheeseburger!

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