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One such way of making our food healthy is by taking fat out and adding wood in. YES, WOOD! I heard about this on the Latest in Paleo podcast and decided to dig a bit deeper. I found this article from the
What is often in shredded cheese besides cheese? Powdered cellulose: minuscule pieces of wood pulp or other plant fibers that coat the cheese and keep it from clumping by blocking out moisture.
Demand for cellulose is also rising because of the growing popularity of processed food products in China, India and other countries, and because consumers are demanding low-fat or nonfat foods that still have a creamy texture.
Although the notion of eating fine grains of wood pulp might make some consumers blanch, nutritionists say cellulose—which gives plants their structure—is a harmless fiber that can often cut calories in food. Insoluble dietary fibers like cellulose aren't digestible by humans so add bulk to food without making it more fattening.So we can't eat fat but we do need more fiber. Just add wood? Really??? This crap get's crazier every day and no one is becoming healthier because of it.
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