I've been getting pissed off about the food industry again this week. I've noticed a trend towards marketing products with a high protein content as health foods as if just mixing a scoop of powdered whey into anything makes it better for you. Protein bars which are about as good for you as a Mars bar, protein infused ice cream which is just ice cream. I mean look at this bloody thing, it's a Snickers high protein milkshake with a 'Sports Cap', y'know, because it's healthy and provides 22g of protein. IT'S A FUCKING MILKSHAKE. Some of the ingredients of this healthy drink - Rapeseed Oil, Xanthan Gum (derived from corn syrup, the worst thing in the world for you short of cigarettes), Salt (because you need extra salt in milk), cane molasses (sugar), sucralose (sugar) as well as artificial sweeteners and flavours. Another one, my friend Femma who started the 12 Week Transformation course with me last year was handed this outside a train station this week (it was a promotion not just a milk pusher.... I hope), milk with added protein sounds healthy right? Here's what's added - Sunflower oil, corn oil, Beta glucan (what?), Trisodiumcitrate (what?), Carrageenan (what?), Dextrose (sugar), Salt, Sucralose (sugar) and artificial sweeteners and flavours again of course.
|I wanted a proper shake so I made one in a blender.|
Cottage cheese (yes, really) lots of berries and a spoon of peanut butter. Delicious AND healthy.
|Need extra protein? Just eat real food that's|
high in it. Like me eating LOADS of eggs.
|Oh look, real food. This lovely summer stew took about|
10 minutes to make.
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