How Much Poison is in Your Food?

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How Much Poison is in Your Food?

Food additives: The worst toxic food ingredients.

Palm Oil

  • What is bad about it:
    When palm oil is turned into a solid it becomes a trans fat
  • What it does:
    Keeps packaged foods “fresh” for longer
  • What that does to your body:
    1. Raises bad LDL cholesterol
    2. Lowers good HDL cholesterol
    3. Increase risk of blood clots and heart attacks
  • What to replace it with:
    Monounsaturated fats, such as olive, peanut and canola oils and foods that contain unsaturated omega-3 fatty acids

“White” Processed foods

  • What is bad about it:
    When a whole grain is refined, most of its nutrients are sucked out.
  • What it does:
    Extends products shelf life.
  • What that does to your body:
    White processed foods are devoid of fiber and nutrients, so they are too easy to digest, forcing your blood sugar and insulin levels higher.
    This sends your blood sugar and insulin skyrocketing
  • What to replace it with:
    Whole grains, like brown or wild rice, whole-wheat breads and pastas, barley, and oatmeal

Corn Syrup

  • What is bad about it:
    Americans consume more calories from high fructose corn syrup than any other source.
  • What it does:
    Makes food sweet
  • What that does to your body:
    Increases triglycerides, boosts fat-storing hormones, and drives people to overeat, making them gain weight.
  • What to replace it with:
    Honey, Molasses, Maple syrup

Aspartame

  • What is bad about it:
    Believed to be carcinogenic and accounts for more reports of adverse reactions than all other foods and food additives combined.
  • What it does:
    Artificially sweetens food
  • What that does to your body:
    Studies have suggested that aspartame tricks the brain into forgetting that sweetness means extra calories, making people more likely to keep eating.
  • What to replace it with:
    Stevia, Agave nectar, Turbinado

Chemical Compounds

You should avoid words that you cannot pronounce:

Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Benzoate

  • What they do to food:
    Prevent mold from growing in soda
  • What they do to you:
    Benzine is a known carcinogen that is also linked with serious thyroid damage.

Butylated Hydroxyanisole

  • What it does to food:
    Help prevent spoilage and food poisoning.
  • What it does to you:
    Disrupts endocrine system and can alter your hormones.

Sodium Nitrates And Sodium Nitrites

  • What it does to food:
    Preserve processed meats
  • What it does to you:
    Believed to cause colon cancer and metabolic syndrome, which can lead to diabetes.

Blue 1 & 2, Green 3, Red 3, And Yellow 6

Bonus fact! If the dye has the word “Lake” in it that means it has been mixed with Aluminum Hydroxide.

  • What it does to food:
    Color foods.
  • What it does to you:
    Linked to thyroid, adrenal, bladder, kidney, and brain cancers.

Monosodium glutamate

  • What it does to food:
    Enhances flavor
  • What it does to you:
    High levels of free glutamates have been shown to interfere with brain chemistry.

Common ingredients

How much would it take to kill you?

Assumptions: Person weighs 150 pounds or 67.5kg

Vitamin D

  • How much to kill a 150lb person?
    675mg
    or 9,012 Atlantic Herring fillets

Caffeine

  • How much to kill a 150lb person?
    13,5000mg
    or 150 cups of coffee

Table Salt

  • How much to kill a 150lb person?
    202,500mg
    or 122 packets of Ramen noodles

Alcohol (Beer, wine, spirits)

  • How much to kill a 150lb person?
    472,500mg
    or 33 beers

Disclaimer: This does not mean it is safe to drink 32 beers.

Citric acid (oranges, grapefruit, lemon)

  • How much to kill a 150lb person?
    810,000mg
    or 93 lemons

Sugar

  • How much to kill a 150lb person?
    2,025,000mg
    or 46 soft drinks

Read before you eat. Be aware of what you’re putting into your body.

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