Sourced from: Infinite Health Blog, by Dr. Davis,
originally posted on the Wheat Belly Blog: 2011-10-10
Campbell’s Healthy Request Tomato Soup
You thought tomatoes were good for you?
image, of current product)
They are . . . unless, of course, some peculiar
ingredients are added.
Campbell’s Healthy Request
Tomato Soup contains:
high fructose corn syrup
Product Ingredients in 2022-01:
Tomato Puree (Water, Tomato Paste), Water, Wheat Flour, Sugar, Contains Less
Than 2% Of: Salt, Potassium Salt, Natural Flavoring, Citric Acid,
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Monopotassium Phosphate, Celery Extract,
What is wheat flour doing in tomato soup? Isn’t
tomato soup supposed to be, well, tomato? Add a little salt, or some herbs
like cilantro or basil–but wheat flour? And high-fructose
corn syrup? “Vegetable oil” means corn, cottonseed, canola, or
soybean . . . you know, the ones that disrupt inflammatory pathways.
Examine the can and you will notice that it comes
complete with an endorsement from the American Heart Association because
it’s low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Oh, boy.
Even though “wheat flour” is down the
ingredient list as third item, it still contains the gliadin protein that
stimulates appetite and makes you want to eat more soup, more bread, more
total food. It still contains lectins that increase intestinal permeability
and trigger inflammatory responses. It still contains the unique
wheat-related carbohydrate, amylopectin A, that increases blood sugar
and insulin more than nearly all other foods.
For all practical purposes, Campbells Healthy
Request Tomato soup is . . . wheat. If you think this is an
accident, then take a look at this commentary (link
now 404) by a public relationships expert. Mmm mmm good!