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post #21 of 36
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Originally Posted by mistymama View Post
Guys, I just looked at subway's website - it appears that nasty chemical is NOT in the honey oat bread - just FYI for anyone craving a veggie sandwich. That happens to be my fave bread there anyway!

Here is the link so you can check it out

http://www.subway.com/subwayroot/men...gredients.aspx

Edited to say nevermind, it is.
All those chemicals in their breads, meats and cheeses should NOT be okay. Holy cow. The food in this country is messed up.

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Originally Posted by blizzard_babe View Post
Ya, but for those of us in Bethel, Alaska, Subway is about it.

I have a similar reaction when I hear of people eating farmed salmon, so I totally get it.
I hear ya on the Salmon and I'm not from Alaska. I hate what we do to fish in this country.
post #22 of 36
Yeah, I never looked into the exact ingredients - I mean, I figured they used HFCS etc in their bread but used to consider Subway a healthier fast food option. What an eye opener.
post #23 of 36
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Originally Posted by MrsMike View Post
Personally, Subway is NOT okay. It has nothing to do with chemical laden bread, lunchmeat or the creepy guy behind the counter who just picked his nose with his glove on. It's pure snobbery on my part. As a native of Philadelphia, Subway is not the place to get real hoagies and they don't taste a bit like the real thing. Anyway, I ate hoagies my entire pregnancy with Ds. They were plain old cold hoagies (as the idea of heating a good hoagie makes me die a little bit inside) and DS was fine. Your chances of listeriosis are pretty low. I would be concerned with the nitrites and the chemicals.
Are you my husband in disguise on a DDC? He is from Philly and ALWAYS makes comments like that! ROFL
post #24 of 36
From a purely "can I safely eat Subway" standpoint, yes, you'll not be risking miscarriage just by eating a sub sandwich from the chain.

As for the rest of the concerns... life is full of choices. Because we have such an abundance available here, relatively cheaply, we can fully choose from so many things, and some opt to live more strictly.
post #25 of 36
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Originally Posted by kel32brown View Post
From a purely "can I safely eat Subway" standpoint, yes, you'll not be risking miscarriage just by eating a sub sandwich from the chain.

As for the rest of the concerns... life is full of choices. Because we have such an abundance available here, relatively cheaply, we can fully choose from so many things, and some opt to live more strictly.
post #26 of 36
Really interesting stuff about the bread ingredients. Ick, I'll be steering clear of Subway anyway, though, because I got HORRIBLY ill about 24 hours after eating at one this pregnancy.
post #27 of 36
Yeah it sure makes you think. Sometimes I'm amazed at the things that I've learned over the years when it comes to food/ingredients.

Like...I used to always drink that Vitamin water because I thought it was such a great alternative to Gatorade (which I used to drink a lot of) and then found out it has MSG in it. YUCK!!!!!!! That is like the number 1 NO for our family!

Anyway....thanks for posting about the ingredients!!!!!
post #28 of 36
Sorry, I didn't get a chance to read every single post, but personally Subway makes me sick, not sure why, but I do know as far as their meats go (I know cuz my ex in laws used to work where they process the meat for Subway) they are full of chemicals & nitrates. I am pretty sure it is the meat that makes me sick when I eat there, the luncheon meat that is, because if I have a tuna or chicken salad, I have no problems. I usually go to Hungry Hobo which is a local chain here if I want a sub, their bread is baked fresh right there, they freshly slice all the meats & cheeses, etc.. and I don't find myself getting sick from it.
post #29 of 36
DDCC.

Now I want Subway.....even though I read the posts about all the stuff that is in it LOL.

I started a thread about pizza the other day on Aug DDC and had all the girls wanting pizza. Guess I know how it feels now haha.
post #30 of 36
Azodicarbonamide is banned here in New Zealand, thankfully. I indulged in Subway the other night. I had a chicken one and made sure they nuked it very hot. I wouldn't have any of the meats cold.

It seems a lot of our food standards here are very different to American food standards.
post #31 of 36
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Originally Posted by xtara2003x View Post
I used to always drink that Vitamin water because I thought it was such a great alternative to Gatorade (which I used to drink a lot of) and then found out it has MSG in it.
Um ... no it doesn't. It does have monopotassium phosphate. That's an electrolyte (supposedly a good thing) and it is in Gatorade as well.

however ... Vitamin Water was bought out by the Coca Cola company. And it does have lots of the pleasant sounding "crystalline fructose" :-)
post #32 of 36
I wonder how weird it would be if you went to subway, and brought your own bread.....personally, I'd do it, and think I may.....
post #33 of 36
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Originally Posted by AustinMom View Post
I wonder how weird it would be if you went to subway, and brought your own bread.....personally, I'd do it, and think I may.....
You could just order one of the salad bowl thingies. It's all the fixins, just in a bowl. Then pull out your own bread at the table.
post #34 of 36
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Originally Posted by claddaghmom View Post
Are you my husband in disguise on a DDC? He is from Philly and ALWAYS makes comments like that! ROFL
He is a wise, wise man.
post #35 of 36
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Originally Posted by Jaesun's Dad View Post
Um ... no it doesn't. It does have monopotassium phosphate. That's an electrolyte (supposedly a good thing) and it is in Gatorade as well.

however ... Vitamin Water was bought out by the Coca Cola company. And it does have lots of the pleasant sounding "crystalline fructose" :-)
Vitamin Water – The Biggest Scam

Plenty of consumers are falling for it - a new “vitamin enriched” brand of water seems to be hitting the shelves every day.

Let’s take a good look at the first three ingredients of one of the most popular ones, Glaceau Vitamin Water -which was bought by the Coca Cola Company, by the way:

* Distilled, deionized, and/or reverse osmosis water: this is water that has had any and all natural minerals removed from it, and can create a highly acidic condition in your body, leading to severe mineral deficiencies, and even heartbeat irregularities2. The addition of minerals and vitamins of inferior quality does not counter-effect the damage.

* Crystalline Fructose: This is just another name for high-fructose corn syrup, a low quality, cheap, and extremely dangerous sweetener linked to severe health issues including obesity, and fatty liver disease. A new commercial on TV has a couple lying on the grass in a park. The young woman is trying to give her young man a popsicle. He asks her if she is poisoning him. Her answer is ridiculous. Basically she cons him by saying that fructose is as good as sugar and fructose is made from corn. How bad can that be? He falls for it but please, don’t you.

* Cane Sugar: More processed sugar. Since when do you need processed sugar to get your vitamins? Not only does sugar feed cancer, viruses and the pathogenic yeast, candida,that all help quickly age and even kill you, it has many other undisputed health hazards.

In addition to these top three ingredients, Vitamin Water also lists:

* Citric Acid: Contrary to common belief, the citric acid found in so many processed foods today is not from citrus fruits at all. In fact, it’s a food additive and preservative usually produced from corn, and it can cause serious reactions in MSG sensitive people3. People with yeast infections are very sensitive to it and should absolutely avoid it. And who doesn’t have a yeast infection today?

* “Natural” Flavor: The food industry knows you like the sound of “natural” better than “artificial”. Unfortunately, whenever you see “natural flavor” on a food label it means there is some lab processing involved, which makes the distinction between “natural” and “artificial” suspect.


**

http://www.truthinlabeling.org/nomsg.html

Natural flavors very often contain MSG. It's a very sneaky way of putting it into the product without letting the consumer know it's in there. I had heard ( I sincerely can't remember where) that someone had wrote the Vitamin water company to ask if they had MSG in their product and they said they did.

I will email them and ask if they have the free glutamic acid in the Vitamin water and get an answer directly from the source!! Even if it doesn't have it in, you are right..it's just not "good" for you!!!
post #36 of 36
That's it, I'm making my own bread from now on!!!
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