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  • Tiyh

    I just want to know what should I eat? If one knows what to eat . One can follow a regimen. Also it has to be affordable, or there’s no point in reading this.

    • http://miami-water.com/ Food Chain

      You want to eat organic food free of genetically modified ingredients. Get your produce from local farmers. Almost all fast food is GMO except Chiptole. Avoid seafood from the pacific or the gulf of mexico or the Mediterranean. Build a greenhouse and filter the water for your vegetables. .

    • concernedmommy2

      buy meat from a local market or locker if possible. buy fresh fruits and vegetables and wash them. check labels, if you see an ingredient you dont recognize google it. if you are really concerned, try making your own bread and pasta and crackers. you can make homemade salad dressings. there are alot of recipes out there. but when buying convenience foods the label is your friend

  • Megan Davidson

    Orville Redenbacher’s microwave popcorn has TBHQ in it. That’s what brought me to this article!

  • Ava

    Townhouse Oven Baked Pita Crackers has TBHQ in it….

  • rosalynn r

    Ghirardelli chocolate squares have it

  • lol

    cherry pop tarts have it and I’m sure
    other flavors

  • concernedmomy2

    i absolutely do not like the idea of tbhq being anywhere near food, that being said, i have done alot of reading on tbhq, and it is not actually butane, it is a compound that contains a butyl group, which is also naturally occuring in butter. i do not believe that that makes it safe however. the fda says that it is safe in small amounts. to reach a lethal dose of tbhq from eating mcnuggets a person would have to consume 312 nuggets in one meal. im not sure how many nuggets you would need to eat in order to get nauseous or dizzy or have ringing in the ears, and quite frankly i dont want to find out. i will say that i know from experience that about 1 cup of cheezit crackers was enough to make me feel light headed and give me some serious heartburn on more than one occasion. thats actually what got me to look into tbhq was that after eating these crackers and experiencing the same symptoms on several occasions i decided to check the label. tbhq was the only one on the ingredient list that i hadnt seen before on any of the other food in my home. there is alot of controversy surrounding this additive. while i deffinitely am against it being used in food, i would like it if people would do some serious research on it before just spouting off on it. it is not butane. to say that just makes you sound dumb and people who know better and have an agenda to push will use it against you. so just stick with the facts. certainly i think that anything toxic should not be in food. my advice to those who dont know what to eat due to all the food additives, buy fresh meat from a local market, or locker, or direct from farmer if possible, buy lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and remember to wash them before you eat them, check labels, if you are extremely concerned you can make your own bread and crackers. Cheese nips made by nabisco do not contain tbhq and i have had to adverse affect to those. i would say it is something that should be further investigated and more research done on it. i dont think there is near enough info available. some say its horrible and some say its wonderful bc its an antioxidant and prevents spoiling. i would read the good and the bad.

  • The voice of reason

    Pam cooking spray, no surprise it’s on the list. Ever notice that fishy taste to your baked goods when the can starts getting low? That’s the butane propellants. The simple solution? Use plain-’ol fashioned butter. What?! Butter is bad, right? It’s natural though. Your body knows what to do with it.
    What would you rather have: a few extra calories, or some cancer mixed with potential mental disorders?

    • Shana

      Your so right! Butter is actually Good for you though! Its a SUPER FOOD! Listen to dead doctors dont lie by Dr. Joe Wallach on you tube or google him. Butter makes you lose weight. And it has vitamin a,d,k and all 3 fatty acids. We only use amish homemade butter with no preservatives.

  • l

    Also McDonalds french fries have TBHQ… it says so on care2.com. I never knew that so many companies want to kill us… D:

  • carol

    spelling error for article on TBHQ — “….retailer for that matter! Best word of advise is read the ingredients list….” the spelling should be ADVICE – not advise

  • Cami

    I’ve been eating and loving McDonald’s french fries since I was a kid, but no more! And to think that TBHQ is not only IN its fries, but is also sprayed on the cartons too?! Now that’s just too much!! Buh-bye McDonald’s!!

  • Trudy

    I’m curious after reading a pop tart label whether or not some or all Palm oils contains TBHQ and if there is another word to look for on labels that is not as obvious to the consumer like partially hydrogenated oils/ transfats. Pop tart Labels read palm oil (with TBHQ for freshness) while pepperidge farm cookies list no preservatives but comment vegtable oil (palm). If I choose to avoid TBHQ while pregnant can I assume Pepperidge farm products are a good choice for junk food in moderation.

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