Top 5 Most Dangerous Ingredients on Food Labels
Your favorite cookies, chips, and baked goods are made with hydrogenated oils. These ingredients affect cellular health, inhibit nutrient absorption, and increase heart disease risk. High in trans fats, they clog your arteries and raise cholesterol levels.
Food manufacturers add sodium nitrate to deli meats to prevent bacterial growth. This chemical has been linked to heart disease, atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, and cancer. In the long run, it affects energy metabolism and reduces your body’s ability to process carbs, leading to diabetes.
High Fructose Corn Syrup
If you had to ditch just one ingredient from your diet, it should be high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). This processed ingredient increases cholesterol and triglycerides, promotes weight gain, and boosts fat-storing hormones.
HFCS also triggers uncontrolled growth of the heart muscle, which puts you at risk for heart failure. Additionally, most sources of high fructose corn syrup contain mercury and other contaminants linked to cancer and chronic diseases.
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
Salad dressings, restaurant meals, sauces, soups, and processed foods contain MSG. This excitotoxic stimulates your cells to the point of death. It also disrupts the pathways of your brain, depresses the central nervous system, and triggers obesity. Headaches, fatigue, poor vision, and brain fog are common side effects.
Synthetic Food Dyes
Artificial food colors have been linked to ADHD, ADD, behavioral changes, and chromosomal damage. These chemicals also promote tumor growth and cause thyroid cancer. Red #40, one of the most widely used synthetic food dyes, has been banned in the U.S. because of its carcinogenetic properties. Blue #1 and Blue #2 are no longer used in the Scandinavian countries as the cause DNA damage.
Make sure you also watch for nitrites, sodium sulfite, potassium bromate, BHA, and BHT. These toxic ingredients affect your health on a long term, damaging your cells and tissues.
Realistically it is very hard to avoid chemicals in our food nowadays. That’s why for myself and my husband Cellular cleansing (cleanse days) has become part of our lifestyle. one day per week we do a 24 hour nutritional cleanse. A Nutritional cleanse nourishes our body with nutrition-packed substances and helps our body and circulatory system clear out those unwanted chemicals and impurities.
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