Nutella was introduced in 1964 by the Italian company Ferrero who still manufactures the product, however they do have local manufacturers in many countries.
As kids we went crazy over nutella in the 70s and 80s, but parents back then weren’t taking as many precautions as they are today, especially when it comes to reading ingredient labels.
Nutella contains palm oil, cocoa, reduced minerals, soy lecithins such as emulsifier, sugar, hazelnut, skim milk, whey, and vanillin. Although most of the people know how harmful these ingredients are, Nutella states that its products don’t contain artificial preservatives and artificial colors.
Vanillin – an artificial flavor (MSG)
Vanillin scent and flavor are chemicals. It is cheaply produced due to advanced technology. It can be found in nearly 90% of the manufactured food products.
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is the worst ingredient of vanillin. It has no health benefits because it is not a nutrient, vitamin or mineral. MSG works as an excitotoxin, stimulating the brain and making us feel that Nutella tastes better than it actually does.
Many scientists and doctors say excitotoxins play an important role in the development of neurological disorders, such as migraines, seizures, infections, abnormal neural development, certain endocrine disorders, obesity, ALS, Parkinson’s disease, Alzhaimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease and olivopontocerebellar degeneration.
This oil, which is taken from the palm tree, is used in many processed foods. It’s the 2nd most popular food oil on the planet. It can raise the cholesterol levels in the blood, leading to severe heart diseases.
In a study conducted in 1999. It was shown that food industry uses palm oil in a state of oxidization. Using the oil in this state is so dangerous for a lot of biochemical and physiological body functions. It may provoke organ toxicity in kidney, lungs, liver, and heart.
You may say that soy has been consumed by Asian civilizations for centuries, so how come it’s unhealthy for the Americans? But, what you don’t know is that soybeans in Asia are grown organically and are consumed in smaller amounts as opposed to the ones grown in western countries. Here soybean production is subjected to genetic engineering and soy is consumed in large quantities. What Nutella contains is soy lecithin, an emulsifier that has adverse effects on your health. Numerous studies have linked this ingredient to thyroid depression, uncontrolled weight gain, fatigue, late period, premature puberty and breast cancer.
Reduced minerals whey
Whey protein production starts with dairy cows and was actually considered a waste byproduct of cheese production. It was typically discarded. Dairy companies now recognize the value of whey and have set up factories to concentrate and purify it from sources that are substandard from cows fed GMO foods, antibiotics and hormones to boost their production. Reduced-minerals ends up being a dark cream-colored product which companies acquire raw from the same handful of manufacturers.
Whey powder is an additive commonly used in spreads to prevent the coagulation of the product because it stabilizes the fat emulsions. It is manufactured by drying whey that has been heat treated to remove a portion of the minerals. It is used as animal feed and also by the pharmaceutical industry. Levels of demineralization of this type of whey can exceed 90% making this ingredient completely useless in terms of nutrition.