People that are gluten intolerant consume health bars that are sweetened with biological brown rice sirup. Being gluten intolerant is not easy and it’s important for the caeliac to have safe snack foods. It’s also extremely hard to find.
However, a study has recently shown that the sirup contains arsenic.(http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/arsenic-found-brown-rice-syrup-organic-foods-baby-185300194.html)
Following this report, it will be even tougher to locate safe and tasty grocery aisle gluten free snack foods.
Arsenic is a carcinogen as well as a poison.
Arsenic is used to make bullets as well as to preserve dead corpses.
When consumed by humans, arsenic can induce violent diarrhea, haemorrhage as well as organ failure. When you want to eat a health bar, you do not seek the symptoms above.
One of my favorite health bars is Enjoy Life and their bars are all sweetened with biological brown rice sirup. I have been eating their bars for years and they were clearly mentionned in La Presse (local paper)
When you visit their website, they clearly indicate their products are allergen free:
NO TRANS FAT, NO ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS, VEGAN, KOSHER PAREVE, VITAMIN FORTIFIED, GLUTEN-FREE, CASEIN-FREE
Yet, it’s OK to put arsenic in the cereal bars? I have written to the company with my concerns and with let you know what they have to say. But, for now, my next cereal bar purchases will be industrial bars with no trace of brown rice anything.
Better safe than sorry.
Let’s open the floor for discussions:
How does this make you feel?
Are you concerned?
Do you wonder what else the so-called biological industry is claiming as healthy and safe?
Let’s talk about it! All opinions will be respected.