No, I’m not talking about people who are dangerous, or that impatient person pushing their cart 90 mph down the frozen food aisle. I’m talking about the additives being put in our food. I am not getting on a soap box, but I do ask you to keep an open mind.
There are more chemicals being put into the U.S. food than in any other country. Which makes perfect sense to me why we have the largest population who has problems with diabetes and obesity.
Ask yourself why there are chemicals in our foods that other countries have banned? I know many processed foods make our lives easier by making that macaroni so much cheesier, or that pasta so creamy, or those potato chips last so long.
Now some people say they know people who ate “junk food” all their lives and lived until 85. But the majority of us will have our lives cut short from hypertension, inflammation, diabetes, cancer, liver and thyroid damage due to eating this stuff.
So if I can’t talk you out of eating processed foods, save your life and just cut out one thing this month. One carcinogenic cola, one box of processed pasta, or one package of processed lunch meat. It will help your body feel better.
Here are just a few of the poisons I am speaking about:
Ingredients to Avoid
- Artificial Sweeteners – We all know this is produced by companies to promote “diet” products that are still sweet. These sugar substitutes also interrupt our natural bacteria in our intestines and allow more aggressive bacterial to grow; which leads to diabetes and obesity.
- BHA & BHT (Butylated hydroxyanisole & butylated hydroxytoluene) – Okay I can’t even pronounce this one. It is a dieter’s nightmare because it prevents the breakdown of fats. It has caused different types of cancers in lab rats as stated by The National Center for Biotechnology Information.
- High Fructose Corn Syrup – Here we have another substitute for regular sugar, but just as calorie ridden and twice the problems for obesity. Dr. Mark Hyman gives 5 reasons why high fructose corn syrup will kill you.
- Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO) – ‘The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first classified BVO as a “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) food additive in 1958, but that classification was withdrawn in the 1970s after studies linked the consumption of brominated oil with heart disease in rats. BVO was subsequently reclassified as an “interim food additive” (pending the outcome of additional studies), with the use of BVO in food products limited to a concentration of 15 ppm. Snopes Truth.
- Blue, Green, Red & Yellow – The artificial colors blue, green, red, and yellow have been linked to multiple cancers. Read this article at Food Safety News.
Have you read any good labels lately? What are you trying to avoid?