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Ok, so I should totally know this after being pregnant twice... but is Subway ok to eat? I really want a BIG veggie sub from them (no idea why but this is the only thing that sounds appetizing) no meat or anything... is that ok to eat?

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It should be if they have fresh gloves on.
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Oh, and you can get deli meat, just have it toasted/heated.
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My partner ate one of those Seafood Delight sandwiches on Whole Wheat nearly every day during her third trimester. Our little guy was born perfectly healthy, and he doesn't even look like Jared!

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I certainly hope so. We had catered Subway for lunch at a training yesterday and I ate two six-inchers.

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I LOVE subway veggie subs! Was craving one for lunch today! Sure, it's fine. I stay away from their deli meats anyway because they are nasty. But I'll prob eat at least one veggie sub a week during this pregnancy.

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Woot!!! I am so getting one the next time we are out!!!

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I was always eating them when pregnant, with my ds cameron i craved italien bmt with extra chillies

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You'll be fine woman!!

The ONLY thing that would concern me about subway's deli meat is the nitrates/nitrites in the meat....but if you're doing a veggie sub then there is no meat! I would still eat their deli meat occasionally even with the nitrites/nitrates as well.

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subways better be okay because now i totally want a veggie sub!

(i wouldn't sweat it. )
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Their bread contains Azodicarbonamide. It’s a yellow to orange-red crystalline powdered chemical, C2H4O2N4. Its use in food products is banned in most parts of Europe/UK and in Singapore you can enjoy a hefty $450,000 fine if caught using it. The FDA allows it b/c there is currently no research on it.

http://blog.foodfacts.com/index.php/...id-most-bread/

Their meats also contain nitrates/nitrites.

If you're concerned about listeria, just have them nuke the sub.

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Their bread contains Azodicarbonamide. It’s a yellow to orange-red crystalline powdered chemical, C2H4O2N4. Its use in food products is banned in most parts of Europe/UK and in Singapore you can enjoy a hefty $450,000 fine if caught using it. The FDA allows it b/c there is currently no research on it.

http://blog.foodfacts.com/index.php/...id-most-bread/

Their meats also contain nitrates/nitrites.

If you're concerned about listeria, just have them nuke the sub.
Do you know if it is in ALL of their breads?

Holy cow I never heard of that before. I don't think I'll be able to eat their bread now w/o thinking of this!! You hate to be ignorant about things...but man! LOL! Sometimes I sure do love me some subway! But eww...chemicals? Pretty darn gross!!!!! *gag*

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good ol' FDA.
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Do you know if it is in ALL of their breads?

Holy cow I never heard of that before. I don't think I'll be able to eat their bread now w/o thinking of this!! You hate to be ignorant about things...but man! LOL! Sometimes I sure do love me some subway! But eww...chemicals? Pretty darn gross!!!!! *gag*
I think it's in most available breads, whether from a restaurant or in the store. Because they use it to speed up the time of processing/aging flour.

I found a couple options at Target/Walmart that didn't have it, but then they had other things like bromate and HFCS. I actually ended up buying my bread from great harvest b/c I couldn't find anything at our stores.

It sucks I know. When I learned about pink slime in beef I freaked out big time. But as in all things...I'm sure satisfying a pregnancy craving here and there is not going to kill us...I mean, we are inundated with thousands of other toxins daily.

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I think it's in most available breads, whether from a restaurant or in the store. Because they use it to speed up the time of processing/aging flour.
of course, because time's money, and money's what it's all about.

/sarcasm.

good reason to bake your own bread.
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good reason to bake your own bread.


I love homemade bread. Yum.

I've never seen that ingredient on a package of bread before. Is it listed as anything else??? That is SO gross!

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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.

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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.

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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.
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.

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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.
yeah, I was going to say, if you look close the first ingredient is their wheat bread, which does have it.
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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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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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!!!!!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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