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Low-carb Oreo cookies from Kraft designated "most ridiculous low-carb product" on the market

Monday, July 26, 2004
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: low-carb, low-carb foods, Atkins diet

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Kraft has introduced new Low-Carb Oreo cookies that I have now designated "the most ridiculous low-carb product" yet introduced to U.S. consumers. The idea of having Low-Carb Oreo cookies, however, may be appealing to many consumers who are attempting to follow a low-carb diet without actually choosing healthy foods. A person trying to improve their health and lose body fat has no business eating any cookies at all whether they are low-carb or not, and certainly these processed food cookies from Kraft are not a healthy choice. Sure, they may be lower in refined carbohydrates, but I am willing to bet that these Oreo cookies contain hydrogenated oils just like the high-carb Oreo cookies do, and hydrogenated oils are extremely bad for human health and have been associated with cardiovascular disorders, heart disease, and even impaired brain function.

Make no mistake, Kraft is jumping on a low-carb bandwagon not to help people lose weight but to sell products, and when a low-carb label helps a product move off the shelves, then of course a large food manufacturer is going to pay attention and introduce items that people will buy. By the way, I donít fault Kraft for offering Low-Carb Oreo cookies. They are doing what they do best: providing foods that consumers want and buy. Kraft is a company that is driven by consumer demand and the company will fundamentally produce any food item -- healthy or otherwise -- that consumers will purchase on a regular basis. The very fact that this kind of product exists in the marketplace is due mainly to the rather unhealthy purchasing habits of the general public.

When people who are on a low-carb diet turn to processed foods like Oreo cookies, they are in fact voting with their dollars to support companies like Kraft that are putting out foods that honestly have no business whatsoever in the daily diet of people who are trying to lose weight and achieve optimum health. Of course, refined sugar is so bad for your health that, astoundingly, eating Low-Carb Oreo cookies is healthier for you than eating regular Oreo cookies but neither one falls into the category of healthful foods and neither one should be consumed by a person attempting to watch their weight.

Aside from all this, research is now showing that the popularity of the Atkins diet and low-carb dieting in general may be waning. So many people have tried the Atkins diet and failed to lose weight on it that they have given up and are turning to the next fad such as liposuction or cosmetic surgery.

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

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