B.G in the Am
You can hear Detroit's own B.G on Channel 955 every weekend. He got his start in radio in 2003 with an Internship with Channel 955's sister station FM 98 WJLB. It was during his internship that he got bit by the radio bug. B.G has worked at the legendary Harmonie Park & Studio A recording studios in Detroit as he is also a certified recording/mixing engineer and has worked with many local and national recording artist. He took a break from the music industry in 2008 and took a position at WDIV Local 4 as a creative services producer but following his passion to continue his career in the music industry he returned to radio in 2009. B.G also owns a Graphic Design/ Web Marketing company called Greenway Multimedia Group. In addition to hosting his radio shows B.G does promotional appearances for Channel 955 so you can catch him all over the D.
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We were all heartbroken this morning when news came out that Hostess, the company that makes some of our favorite, most delicious treats, will be closing its doors after a dispute with the company's workers.
From Wonder Bread to Ding Dongs, Hostess made many great products, but, honestly, nothing beats a Twinkie.
Since the Twinkie was first introduced back in the 1930s, the snack has been one of the most popular treats out there. However, as the years passed, the Twinkie built a rep as an unhealthy treat.
It’s a rep that is well deserved.
Scroll down and find out exactly what is inside a Twinkie!
Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour
When you hear the word "enriched" you automatically think good stuff. This, folks, is not true. This informative blog on GlobalHealingCenter explains why:
"The reality is that many of the good things that were originally in it have been stripped out through refinement. The components added back to the flour are actually toxic!
Iron is a “nutrient” added to enriched flour, except the type of iron added is not really a nutrient at all, but is considered a metallic iron. Metallic iron is not bioavailable to the human body and was never meant to be consumed.
Enriched flour is not absorbed by the body as wheat or a grain, in which case your body could use the energy slowly and effectively, but as a starch.
That is because the wheat germ has been stripped from the flour; the FDA states that enriched flour cannot have more than 5% wheat germ."
So, really, it's just a bunch of starch, which turns into sugar. (Not a great start.)
Water is the best stuff on the planet. No beef here.
Not very good for you, but you can't be surprised, right? It's a Twinkie.
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Basically, if a food is processed, it is jam packed with this stuff, which is a sugar substitute made from corn. This stuff is brutal and one of the reasons why our obesity rate is so high in the United States.
Partially-hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
Also known as Trans Fats, also known as utter and complete sh*t. Basically Trans Fat is an engineered product that is unhealthier than any other real oil out there. MayoClinic says:
"Scientists aren't sure exactly why, but the addition of hydrogen to oil increases your cholesterol more than do other types of fats. It's thought that adding hydrogen to oil makes the oil more difficult to digest, and your body recognizes trans fats as saturated fats."
Eggs are high in cholesterol, but whatever. Eggs are really in anything cakey.
Just a fancy way to say more sugar that's not natural. This stuff is plain awful for you, folks.
Soy lecithin is an ingredient that is found in most baked good products. It's usually found in small doses and is shown not to have many ill effects.
Probably just a sprinkle.
Mono and Diglycerides
Ahhhh, poison! This stuff is usually used to combine ingredients containing fats with those containing water. Apparently this stuff is important because it will extend a food's shelf life. (You know that myth about Twinkies never going bad, right?)
What can we say about Cellulose Gum other than that it's a product that is commonly found in hair gels and laxatives? Yummy.
Sodium stearate is one of the most common ingredients that you'll find in soap. Double yummy. Now, to be fair to Twinkies, they stress that there is less than 2 percent of this kind of stuff in the product, but, still.
Polysorbate 60 is a product that's found in most artificial creams (what, you thought Twinkie filling was 100 percent natural?) It is also commonly found in other delicious items like mouth sore medicine and rocks.
Similar to Polysorbate 60, Calcium Sulfate is found in pleasant things like rocks, rocket fuel and sheet rock.