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Food Babe, Vani Hari looking at #food labels.

The Zeit | Your Body, Energy, and Mind Blog

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Have you ever wondered where artificial raspberry, vanilla or strawberry flavor comes from? These are the dried anal/perineal glands of the beaver. They contain castoreum — a food additive usually listed as ‘natural flavoring’ in the ingredient list. Castoreum is the exudate from the castor sacs of the mature North American Beaver, it is a yellowish secretion in combination with the beaver’s urine, used during scent #marking of territory.

"Should we eat meat? Yes, yes we should. I would choose ethically, naturally-raised red meat over omega-6 and phytate-filled items like whole grains and chicken, which promote systemic inflammation and reduce micronutrient absorption, any day. I'd love to see the studies that support the idea that fish eaters were less #healthy than lacto-ovo vegetarians as well as understand why eggs are once again being vilified."