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David Evans

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Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Soy formula heavily contaminated with aluminum

This post includes a paper published in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 12:170-173, 1988 and a recipe for bacon and tomato guacamole.

Study title and authors:
Aluminum Contamination of Infant Formulas
Winston W.K. Koo, M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.P., F.A.C.N. Lawrence A. Kaplan, PH.D. Susan K. Krug-Wispe, M.S.
Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Cinncinnati, Ohio

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The study's aims were to determine the extent of aluminum contamination in whole milk, milk formulas, and other nutrient products commonly used for infants.

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The study found:
(a) Aluminum content was lowest in human milk, whole cow milk, and products that appear to require minimal manufacture processing and have few additives such as, bottled glucose water, and sterile water.
(b)  Highest Aluminum levels (up to 2346 μg/liter) were found in highly processed and modified formulas including soy formula and preterm infant formula.
(c) Aluminum content of humanized cow milk formula was 400 μg/liter.

To conclude: Aluminum contamination is six times higher in soy formula compared to cow's milk formula.

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Recipe of the day

Bacon and Tomato Guacamole

Yields 3 cups

•5 slices thick bacon;
•3 medium avocados;
Nueske Thick Sliced Applewood Smoked Bacon
Food Mall: Thick Bacon
•1 onion, diced;
•2 chipotle chilies, seeded and finely chopped;
•1 large tomato, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces;
•1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped and stems removed;
•2 tbsp lime juice;
•Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste;

1.Heat a large pan over a medium heat and cook the bacon until crisp, about 5 minutes per side.

2.Pat the bacon dry and crumble it.

3.Place the avocado flesh in a bowl and mash it with a fork.

4.Add the onion, chilies, tomato, cilantro and crumbled bacon. Season to taste with salt and pepper, add the lime juice and stir well to combine all the ingredients.

5.Serve immediately of reserve in the refrigerator with a plastic wrap touching the surface of the guacamole to prevent oxidation.

Bacon and Tomato Guacamole