Found on the twitters. Seriously? This wankerism passes for food these days?
Actual exchange on twitter after I retweeted the above:
ME: What in the FUCKING FUCK are activated almonds?
HAEScoach: @madgastronomer nuts and seeds that have been soaked to breakdown the phytic acid among other things to make it more digestible
ME: @HAEScoach …And is it any less bunkum than alkalized water or green coffee beans or whatever else they’re selling these days?
HAEScoach: @madgastronomer actually it’s based on science & they do taste better! I’m the biggest sceptic & do my research on all the ‘new’ best things
HAEScoach: @madgastronomer walnuts especially are the most noticeable as it gets rid of that bitter taste (phytic acid)
ME: @HAEScoach I’ve seen “it’s based on science!” touted by people who insist “negative ion gold” is hydrating to the skin. References?
HAEScoach: @madgastronomer yeah I hear ya and Wikipedia isn’t it :)
Whole conversation, complete with bad references and more proof by assertion, here.
You have to love people who eat junk “health” food & then claim it is better for you than something made with basic ingredients. I’m certain you’d lose weight with this menu. I’m also certain most of it tastes like wallpaper paste.
The fuck is that that’s not real food where are my chicken nuggets and sweet and sour sauce
Here let me summarize: “I ATE ALL THE MOST EXPENSIVE AND THEREFOR BEST STUFF AT WHOLE FOODS!”
Okay I finally give in and reblog this because it’s just so…wow
And here’s a big ol article about how/why “The Modern Way of Eating Nuts, Grains, and Legumes Isn’t Safe”
with a big old part on “antinutrients” (LOLOLOL)and ways to prepare foods in order to get ride of “antinutrients” (WHICH THE AUTHOR HAD FIRST HEARD ABOUT “A YEAR AGO”)
Ways of preparing plant-based foods that help to neutralise antinutrients and make food easier to digest include:
And you know what is really irritating to me about this shit?
Do you know what Pellagra is?
Do you know WHY it happened?
Because when the Americas were colonized, the colonizers were all like, “oh hey CORN this stuff is like a MIRACLE FOOD!”
And they saw that the Indigenous people were doing something to it, and of course because they were doing something to it while being Indigenous people, it was of course worthless and stupid and gross and unnecessary…right?
So, they ignored it, and they all got pellagra.
THEY IGNORED IT UNTIL THE 1940’S
PEOPLE WERE DYING IN EPIDEMIC PROPORTIONS
Do you know what the Indigenous people were doing to the corn? Can you guess?
THEY WERE SOAKING IT IN ALKALI SO THEY DIDN’T GET PELLAGRA
It’s called nixtamalization.
I am so fucking sick and tired of this “discovery” of the ways to improve the nutritional content of food. This “activated almonds” bullshit and alllll that other processing is just shit POC have been doing for hundreds or thousands of years. And colonizers come along and are like, “whatever you’re doing is primitive, horrible, disgusting, distasteful, we must wipe it out, wipe out your culture, you have to eat/speak/dress/think like us” and then of course the disenfranchised Indigenous folks get EVERY NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCY because they’ve been stripped of their traditional practices.
And then white people are all like, “OH HEY WE DISCOVERED THROUGH OUR AMAZING WHITE SCIENCE HOW TO INCREASE THE NUTRITIONAL CONTENT OF FOOD!1111 AREN’T WHITE SCIENCES AMAAAAAAZING”
No really fuck this shit forever.