Thursday, February 11, 2016

An revision to Monday's blogpost regarding "leaky gut"...

After receiving an email and speaking with Michael Fedorak, a great guy and Consumer Relations Manager at Applegate, I want to retract some misinformation and set the record straight about Applegate products.

Applegate's roast beef and ham deli meats don't contain carrageenan. So, they are a healthy choice for quick protein. And  Applegate's poultry deli meats (turkey and chicken) DO CONTAIN it at present, but they ARE working to remove it, because they are aware of consumer's concerns regarding it.

Here's the list that he sent me of deli  meats containing carraganeen:

Natural Oven- Roasted Turkey
Organic Oven-Roasted Turkey
Natural Smoked Turkey
Organic Smoked Turkey
Natural Mesquite Smoked Turkey
Natural Herb Turkey
Organic Herb Turkey
Natural Honey Maple Turkey
Natural Smoked Chicken (deli counter)
Organic Smoked Chicken
Natural Oven-Roasted Chicken (deli counter)
Natural Oven Roasted Chicken
Organic Oven -Roasted Chicken

Our family loves Applegate, and we buy their products often. And I applaud Applegate for their commitment to providing delicious, healthy food choices and look forward to the elimination of carrageenan In their products for our greater health.

Keeping you informed,

Monday, February 8, 2016

What ingredient you need to avoid to heal your leaky gut...

Think you are eating healthy by eating packaged organic roasted chicken breast deli meat? I thought so too, till I read it's ingredient list containing carrageenan. According to the "truth in" website, carrageenan is another name for msg. And it's been shown to cause gut inflammation- ( think "Leaky Gut".) I called Applegate and spoke with a pleasant representative named Shawn, expressing my concern about the carrageenan. And his response? He said that it is not msg, and is used to bind the meat, so  it can slice better. He also mentioned that their company is aware of consumer's concerns regarding this ingredient and they are "working to phase it out of their foods." ( But he didn't know when.)  He also said that Applegate's turkey deli meat, ( found BEHIND the deli counter) is their ONLY deli meat that doesn't contain carrageenan. I like Applegate's commitment to organic, antibiotic,nitrate free, gluten and casein free meats. Hopefully, we'll see the elimination of carrageenan, for our greater health. 
And if you want to affect change, make your voice heard by calling them at 866-587-5858.

Keeping you informed,