Sunday, July 22, 2018
Today I was at home just kind of waiting around to go out and also just relax. I worked until about 1:30 am last night on my blog for the first time in a while. I have been backlogged on my website in terms of postings and didn’t want to get too far behind. I worked on about 3 to 4 posts last night which is a reasonable amount. Got a bit of sleep but was still tired.
Today I had the last of the seaweed cookie and although I haven’t had any rashing on the back of my hand I do have some read round itchy spots on the palm of my hand quite possibly due to either holding my cellphone case too long or just from the things I have been eating.
I think for breakfast I had a nectarine and some watermelon. I still have some green grapes but this morning I think I finished the rest of the balsamic vinegar salad. I may have also nibbled on some baked chicken.
I didn’t really have lunch today but was to meet up with someone later in the day. Initially talked about Starbucks, Menards, The Root Beer Stand and then I thought about some other places and decide Panera was a good place to meet. They had an outdoor patio also. So that’s a good place to hang out in the future. You can sit down at least. Person had tea and I just decided to not get anything.
I was working on my memorization today. I had this app called Script Reader and had it looping and playing. I was trying to download a Japanese TTS language pack for my phone and doesn’t seem like it is recognized by the program. Seems the program has its own voice sounds. We got there and talked or met from 1:30pm to about 3pm and then left. I went home and had baked potato, microwaved some baked chicken, had some of the green salted pickled papaya and then also some of the Clear American drink that was peach flavored. I had some pretzels from Dollar Tree and then another nectarine and watermelon. Then I decided to pop some pocorn. It was unsalted and in soybean oil. For dinner I had some Ore Ida Tater tots, baked chicken and watermelon and more green papaya. I am packing some rice for lunch, bits of tater tots and baked chicken for work. Looking forward to the week.
I took a nap, probably from being dehydrated from popcorn and had some regular Brenner Classic tea blend this evening at 8:15pm-ish.
Back isn’t hurting so much today as I have had some time to get up and move around.
These are the ingredients in Ore Ida Tater Tots:
POTATOES, VEGETABLE OIL (SUNFLOWER, COTTONSEED, SOYBEAN, AND/OR CANOLA), SALT, YELLOW CORN FLOUR, ONIONS, DEXTROSE, DISODIUM DIHYDROGEN PYROPHOSPHATE, NATURAL FLAVORING.
According to the International Food Additives Council, phosphates are used for an array of reasons, serving as leavening agents to fluff up foods, in nondairy creamers to reduce acidity, in lunchmeat to keep it moist, in bread to keep it from molding, and in cheese to help it keep its shape. It’s also used to prevent potato products from blackening and to keep tuna from discoloring or drying out. “Cheap seafood is often soaked in sodium phosphate,” says Mulry. “It’s a way to sell more water than seafood.”
In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration sent a warning to Alexia Foods accusing it of misbranding its potato products by using the phrase all natural despite the fact that it contains disodium dihydrogen pyrophosphate “which is a synthetic chemical preservative.” The additive was used to retain color in its potato products.
In 2012, German researchers published a report warning that phosphates in general can be hazardous to health when consumed in excess, contributing to renal failure and cardiovascular disease.
In January 2014, the FDA issued a warning that over-the-counter sodium phosphate medications used to treat constipation should be limited to one dose in 24 hours, or can cause severe dehydration and lead to electrolyte imbalances and organ damage. On its website, the International Food Additives Council says “long-term ingestion of extremely high levels” can lead to bone and tooth decay. “However, this concern would not be expected to occur in normal food consumption patterns.” Most agree that the amounts contained in individual food products are small enough to be benign.
Says can contribute to inefficient calcium absorbtion, renal failure, osteoporosis if consumed in great quantities but this is not likely in normal foods. This preservative helps raw potatoes retain color.
The last two days I have not been drinking Clear American I’ve been drinking
Kroger Naturally Flavor Peach Sparkling Water
Ingredients: carbonated water, citric acid, malic acid, potassium citrate, potassium benzoate, sucralose, acesulfame potassium, natural flavor, neotame.
Hm: However, one of the byproducts your body creates by breaking down aspartame is formaldehyde, which is extremely toxic to your health even in very small doses
“One reason for aspartame and neotame’s potential to cause weight gain is because phenylalanine and aspartic acid – the two amino acids that make up 90 percent of aspartame and are also present in neotame — are known to rapidly stimulate the release of insulin and leptin; two hormones that are intricately involved with satiety and fat storage. Insulin and leptin are also the primary hormones that regulate your metabolism. So although you’re not ingesting calories in the form of sugar, aspartame and neotame can still raise your insulin and leptin levels”
Neotame Added to Cattle Feed to Fatten Livestock