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post #21 of 25
Yikes. My kid has never had cheerios, but I had no idea there was an issue like this. I avoided cheerios from the beginning because they just seemed like there probably wasn't much to them, nutritionally. From the time he could manage them, I have been giving him Kashi Heart to Heart o's (They are called honey toasted, but I don't find honey in the ingredient list.) I think they are ok (as far as this sort of snack goes, I mean they still contain plenty of corn flour, corn meal and evaporated cane juice? Not sure how good that is for you.) They are pretty tasty too! Just a bit more robust, so they take a little more gumming/chewing than a cheerio.
post #22 of 25

Tripotassium phosphate is safe for your baby. You have been reading about the dry potassium powder or perhaps sodium phosphate. Go ahead with the Cheerios.

post #23 of 25

Re Cheerios....

Well... I'm not a mama like the rest of you. I'm a grandma. I own rental properties. If I have something really nasty to clean up...I used to go to the hardware store and buy tri-sodium phospate. The directions said that it is a dangerous product and use rubber gloves. Then... they took it off the market as a straight product and mixed it in with other stuff in order to dilute it out. When I saw it in Cheerios... I used to call General Mills and asked why. The answer was that it made a better product. I wrote to FDA and they probably didn't even read it. However, enough people must have hollared about it that it is now substituted with tri--- something else.    I haven't really checked that out yet. Another thing that Cheerios did is they stopped putting BHT in the inner packaging. BHT was there to "maintain freshness".... but it is a known cancer causing compound. Now they use Vit A with another word attached to it, which I haven't looked up yet either. Post cereals still have BHT in the packaging.   I guess the lesson is if enough people yell about somethng, maybe it'd get looked at.

The the ball is in your court ladies.... keep reading those labels and keep asking questions and vote with your money

post #24 of 25

You guys. Sodium, potassium, and phosphate ions are all completely normal components of your body and are crucial for the proper functioning of your heart and nerve cells.

 

Sodium and potassium phosphates are weak bases which can be used to adjust the pH of whatever you are making - be it a food product or a cleaning product. 

 

The dose makes the poison.  Trace potassium chloride, benign and blends in with your body's normal complement of ions, useful when supplemented orally for cases of low potassium.  Concentrated potassium chloride injected into your IV, lethal pretty instantly.  And so it goes.

 

This is not an ingredient to be worried about.

post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by mambera View Post
 

You guys. Sodium, potassium, and phosphate ions are all completely normal components of your body and are crucial for the proper functioning of your heart and nerve cells.

 

Sodium and potassium phosphates are weak bases which can be used to adjust the pH of whatever you are making - be it a food product or a cleaning product. 

 

The dose makes the poison.  Trace potassium chloride, benign and blends in with your body's normal complement of ions, useful when supplemented orally for cases of low potassium.  Concentrated potassium chloride injected into your IV, lethal pretty instantly.  And so it goes.

 

This is not an ingredient to be worried about.

 

 

Finally some common sense. Thanks. 

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