I'm using Rapunzel brand vegetable and herb bouillon in order to up my salt uptake for ketosis:
Rapunzel Pure Organic Vegetable Bouillon with Sea Salt & Herbs, 8 Cubes, 3.1-Ounce Packages (Pack of 6): Amazon.com: Grocery & Gourmet Food
I use one cube for an added 2 grams sodium to my diet (and I also salt my food liberally; Phinney and Volek of "the art and science of low carbohydrate performance" recommend 5g a day sodium for a very low carb diet)
So my question: the second ingredient (after sea salt) of this bouillon is "organic non-hydrogenated palm kernel oil"...
Is this stuff safe?
The palm oil is fine. The ingredient that is problematic is the yeast extract, which is listed before the palm oil, meaning there is more of it. Read this: Yeast extract is hidden source of MSG in your food: Here's where its found
Darn. Anybody aware of a good bouillon cube brand for these purposes?
Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.
You don't need bullion to up your salt (I think you meant sodium though) intake. Just eat lots of fermented veggies. Eat that crap like candy (er, well bacon? Sausage? ).
Boom, salt intake upped, digestive system loving you, no risk of bad, unnecessary filler ingredients.
Although "hydrogenated" is usually the concern. If they're specifying "non-hydrogenated" then you should be ok.
Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )
I also have a great fermented food vender at my weekly farmer's market. This week I bought a ton of great red cabbage 'kraut with Chinese five-spice in it and some fantastic fermented dilly beans.