Overly Processed Foods

In general, the more food is processed, the worse it is for the health of humans and our pets. There is yet another danger, even when we are dealing with organic food - that is the additives. Most of the food made available to both humans, and even more so for pets, have been chemically treated at different stages of production.

Robert Mueller · August 06, 2019

Overly Processed Foods

In general, the more food is processed, the worse it is for the health of humans and our pets. There is yet another danger, even when we are dealing with organic food - that is the additives. Most of the food made available to both humans, and even more so for pets, have been chemically treated at different stages of production. Most commercially grown, processed foods, whether of animal or plant origin, have their appearance, texture and nutritional value manipulated and transformed by a lot of chemical wizardry. These food additives can range from benign food coloring to highly dangerous preservatives, which can 

contribute to the formation of cancer-causing toxins. Other chemicals used include: 

  • Degerming agents
  • Artificial flavorings
  • Synthetic dyes
  • Flavor enhancers
  • Stabilizers
  • Mold inhibitors
  • Aging agents
  • Preservatives
  • Bleaches
  • Emulsifiers
  • Conditioners

In reality, we and our pets are eating fake and unadulterated foods that have been stripped of much nutritional value.  It is a fact that twenty-nine hundred food additives are currently available and being applied to our food supply. 

To cite an example of the dangers we face- the coal tar dyes are dangerous. When heated in the absence of air, coal is converted into coal gas and coal tar, which is a viscous black liquid. Ninety-five percent of synthetic colorings used in the U.S. are coal-tar derivatives. Studying labels will have you realizing just how many artificial additives our in our food.  Begin to eliminate any foods that contain flavoring agents, coloring agents or other additives. 

Something to keep in mind, If you can’t pronounce the ingredient; don’t eat it.

Raw Food Tip:

As you all know, I am not a believer in feeding our pets a kibble diet. They are not naturally designed to ingest cooked diets, especially those that contain filler ingredients like corn and grains. But this new concept of combining raw and kibble is even worse because these two diets just don’t mix well. Mixing kibble and raw is like mixing oil and water.

- Robert Mueller, Sr.

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Robert Mueller, BSc, Pharm. is a registered pharmacist, author of “Living Enzymes: The World’s Best Kept Pet Food Secret”, and co-developer of BARF World’s BARF Diets® patties, nuggets and supplements – the first company to make the Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods (BARF®) diet conveniently available to animals everywhere. To receive more articles like these in your email inbox,click here to sign up for “The Intelligent Pet” weekly e-zine absolutely FREE!

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