Let me ask you a question. Would you eat something that was toxic unless you were trying to inflict bodily harm onto yourself? Would you eat something that had types of metal in it? Would you eat something if you knew it could give you cancer. Would you consume something that you knew could give you limb weakness or numbness, loss of memory, liver and kidney damage, behavioral problems, infertility, itching, nausea, nervous system and reproductive disorders, high blood pressure, weakened immune system, birth defects, vision loss, intellect loss, headache, cognitive and behavioral problems or even sexual dysfunction? If your answer is no to any of these questions, then you need to start reading the ingredients from the processed foods you buying at the store. I'm going to list off some of the wonderful food additives that are put in many of the common foods found at your local grocery store.
Propyl Gallate: This preservative is used to prevent fats and oils from spoiling. It's used in vegetable oils, meat products, potato sticks, chicken soup base and chewing gum, and is often used with BHA and BHT. It is known to cause cancer. Yum!
BHA and BHT: Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) are used similarly to propyl gallate. It helps to keep fats and oils from spoiling. Commonly used in cereals, chewing gum, vegetable oils, potato chips and also found in some food packaging to preserve freshness. Legal in the U.S. of-course but banned in England, it's associated with liver and kidney damage, behavioral problems, infertility, weakened immune system, birth defects and cancer.
Potassium Bromate: Bromate has been banned throughout the world, except for in the United States and Japan. This additive is used in breads and rolls to increase the volume and produce a fine crumb structure. Most bromate breaks down into bromide, which is harmless. But the bromate that does remain causes cancer in animals. In California, a cancer warning would likely be required if it were used, which is why it's rarely used in that state. Pass me the rolls please!
Monosodium glutamate (MSG): MSG is used as a flavor enhancer in many packaged foods, including soups, salad dressings, sausages, hot dogs, canned tuna, potato chips, and even hidden in some infant formulas, low fat milks, candy, chewing gum, drinks and over-the-counter medications. According to Dr. Russell Blaylock, an author and neurosurgeon he states there is a link between sudden cardiac death, particularly in athletes and excitotoxic damage caused by food additives like MSG. It may also cause headaches, itching, nausea, nervous system and reproductive disorders, high blood pressure. Pregnant, lactating mothers, baby's and small children commonly have allergic reactions with MSG. Now you know why you're so crappy after eating Chinese take out.
Aspartame: This artificial sweetener is found in over 6000 sweetened products including (but not limited to) diet sodas and other soft drinks, instant breakfasts, breath mints, cereals, sugar-free chewing gum, cocoa mixes, frozen desserts, gelatin desserts, juices, laxatives, chewable vitamins supplements, milk drinks, pharmaceutical drugs and supplements, shake mixes, tabletop sweeteners, teas, instant coffees, topping mixes, wine coolers and yogurt claiming to be sugar free or calorie free. This sweetener has been found to cause brain tumors in rats as far back as the 1970s and now a more recent study in 2005 found that even small doses it can cause lymphomas, central nervous system damage, menstrual difficulties, may effect brain and growth development in an unborn fetus, cancer and brain tumors. Some people who are sensitive to aspartame sometimes experience headaches, dizziness and hallucinations. The melting point of this fine product is about 475 degrees Fahrenheit or 246 Celsius. In certain markets, aspartame is manufactured using a genetically modified variation of E. Coli. WTF!!! Are you sure you want that diet coke?
Acesulfame-K: This is another artificial sweetener that is used in baked goods, chewing gum, gelatin desserts and soft drinks. Two rat studies have found that this substance may cause cancer. Acesulfame-K also breaks down into acetoacetamide, which has been found to affect the thyroid in rats, rabbits and dogs.
Olestra: Olestra is a fat substitute used in crackers and potato chips, marketed under the brand name Olean. This synthetic fat is not absorbed by the body but instead goes right through it and it can cause diarrhea, loose stools, abdominal cramps, flatulence and other effects. Olestra also reduces the body's ability to absorb beneficial fat-soluble nutrients, including lycopene, and beta-carotene. Beta-Carotene helps prevent night blindness and other eye problems, skin disorders, enhance immunity, protects against toxins and cancer formations, colds, flu, and infections. It is an antioxidant and protector of the cells while slowing the aging process. lycopene has been considered a potential agent for prevention of some types of cancers, particularly prostate cancer.
Sodium nitrite (or sodium nitrate): This stuff is used as a preservative, coloring and flavoring in bacon, ham, hot dogs, luncheon meats, corned beef, smoked fish and other processed meats. Consuming Sodium nitrite can lead to the formation of cancer-causing chemicals called nitrosamines.
Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil: The process used to make hydrogenated vegetable oil (or partially hydrogenated vegetable oil) creates trans fats which in turn promotes heart disease , diabetes, breast and colon cancer, atherosclerosis, elevated cholesterol, depressed immune system, and allergies. The Institute of Medicine has advised that consumers should eat as little trans fat as possible. Avoid anything with these ingredients on the label, including certain margarine's, vegetable shortening, crackers, cookies, baked goods, salad dressings, bread, french fry's and many more. It's used because it reduces cost and increases the shelf life and flavor stability of foods. It all comes down to money, who gives a crap about living healthy anyway.
Blue 1 and Blue 2: Blue 1, used to color candy, beverages and baked goods and can cause cancer. Blue 2 which is found in pet food, candy and beverages has caused brain tumors in mice. Isn't that swell.
Red 3: This food coloring is used in caned or jarred cherries, baked goods and candy and causes thyroid tumors in rats and very likely in humans as well.
Yellow 6: As the third most often used food coloring, yellow 6 is found in many products such as but not limited to baked goods, candy, gelatin and sausages. It has been found to cause adrenal gland and kidney tumors and contains carcinogens which can lead to cancer. Fantastic!
Carrageenan: This is a stabilizer and thickening agent found in many different foods . In addition to suppressing immune function, carrageenan causes intestinal ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease in animals and some research indicates that carrageenan is associated with causing cancer in humans. (This is what researchers use when they want to create cancer cells for laboratory experiments)
Aluminum: Sodium aluminum phosphate, aluminum salts, aluminum calcium silicate, aluminum hydroxide, aluminum sulfate, aluminum fluoride, aluminum acetate, aluminum bicarbonate, aluminum caprylate, aluminum chloride, aluminum diacetate, aluminum hydroxide, aluminum oxide, aluminum sulfate, Poly-oxo aluminum stearate, and Sodium aluminum phosphate. If you ever see the word aluminum any where on the package, PUT IT BACK! It is added to thousands of different foods. For example, it's in the granola topping that comes with the yogurt you get from McDonald's. Aluminum has been exempted from testing for safety by the FDA under some convoluted logic and is classified as GRAS. (Generally Regarded As Safe.) It has never been tested by the FDA on its safety and there are no restrictions what-so-ever on the amount or use of aluminum. Aluminum is an additive in most baking powders, bleached flour, grated cheese, table salt, and beer, (especially when the beer is in aluminum cans). The biggest source of aluminum, however, comes from our municipal water supplies. It can cause Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, colic, rickets, gastrointestinal problems, interference with the metabolism of calcium, extreme nervousness, anemia, headaches, decreased liver and kidney function, memory loss, speech problems, softening of the bones, and aching muscles. You can prevent aluminum from getting into your body by:
-Eating a diet that is high in fiber and includes apple pectin.
-Using stainless steel, glass, or iron cookware.
-Not cooking food in aluminum pots, the more they corrode, and the more aluminum is absorbed into the food and hence into the body.
-Only drink spring water.
A hair analysis can be used to determine levels of aluminum in the body.
What is going on here? Tons of poisonous chemicals being put into are food so the consistency is a little better? So it will last a little longer? These food additives are causing millions of health problems all over the world. So why do we still insist that they go into our foods on top of the fact that more food additives are being invented all the time. Do the FDA and WHO have a special treaty between each other. If people didn't have all of these health problems, billions of dollars would be lost in hospitals and in pharmaceutical company's. Their business depends on people getting sick and having major health problems. This is sick and unfortunately it's not going to stop. All you can do is educate yourself by knowing what foods have these toxic chemicals in them. A good rule of thumb is buying your food from a health food store. It's funny how they call them "health food stores". Isn't all food suppose to be healthy. Isn't that why we eat in the first place. I guess all the other stores are considered "unhealthy food stores". Attain the knowledge you need you live a healthy life and read what's on the packaging before you put it in your mouth. Understand the people making money from these foods don't give a rat ass about your health. All they care about is profits. Money and greed = death and the destruction of humanity. Save yourself and help save the human race by attaining your attainable mind.
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