“Sugar is a deep, deep ancient craving,” said Daniel Lieberman, an evolutionary biologist at Harvard University and author of “The Story the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease.”
Millions and millions of years ago, apes survived on sugar-rich fruit. These animals evolved to like riper fruit because it had a higher sugar content than unripe fruit and therefore supplied more energy.
Fast forward to the summer of 1984 (when I was about 5 years-old)…
I remember growing up as a kid Reese’s butter cups were one of my favorite treats next to homemade cinnamon toast.
I was virtually devasted after I discovered how bad they were for your health, and after you read this they will be the last thing you want to give your kids.
The primary ingredients of Reese’s butter cups are milk chocolate, (milk, chocolate, sugar, cocoa butter, chocolate, no fat milk, milk fat, lactose, soy lecithin, PGPR), peanuts, sugar dextrose, salt, TBHQ and citric acid. Three of these ingredients are of great concern.
- Soy Lecithin
About 93% of the soy in our country is genetically modified. Soy lecithin affects fertility and reproduction. It may even cause severe behavioral and cerebral abnormalities, and researchers claim it can trigger the development of abnormal breast cancer cells.
Polyglycerol polyricinoleate is used instead of cocoa butter to spend less money in the production procedure. PGRP is obtained from castor beans, and it reduces the viscosity of chocolate. Studies have shown that it causes gastrointestinal problems and allergies in children.
Tertiary butyl hydroquinone is obtained from petroleum, and it’s toxic. TBHQ causes nausea, vomiting, ringing in the ears, delirium, and collapse. I can severely damage the lungs and the umbilical cells. Some researchers believe that it can cause stomach cancer. When it comes to children, TBHQ causes anxiety, restlessness, and intensified ADHD symptoms.
Homemade organic peanut butter cups
Reese’s taste like heaven, but you don’t want to put your health at risk, right? If you’re crazy for peanut butter, you’ll love our recipe. You can buy organic peanut butter cups or just make your own tiny cups.
- 1 cup organic peanut butter
- ¼ cup raw organic honey
- 12 muffin tin liners
- 12 ounces organic dark chocolate
- ¼ teaspoon Himalayan salt
- Trim the muffin cups to make them shallow.
- Melt the dark chocolate over steam for 1-2 minutes, but don’t overcook it.
- Pour the melted chocolate into your muffin cups. Use a teaspoon to do this. Freeze.
- Combine your peanut butter, honey, and salt in a separate bowl. Heat the resulting mixture in a small saucepan. You don’t need high heat for this one.
- Pour the peanut butter mixture into your now frozen cups, but make sure you leave a tiny bit of space at the top for another chocolate layer.
- Put the cups in your fridge for 10 minutes, then flatten the butter. Put the cups in your fridge for another hour.
- By now your chocolate has become hard again, so you need to rewarm it. Add another layer over your cups. Put the cups back in your fridge.