Here are 11 foods that are supposed to be dead and out but still walk around like zombies. They bring potential danger to our health but they are still to be found in many of the food products in the U.S.
If you really care about your health, read on and wise up.
Tasty doesn’t always mean safety.
1. Boo That Blue
Contains: Blue Dye No. 1
Blue Dye No. 1 is banned for the reasons that it causes allergies, hyperactivity, learning problems, aggressiveness and irritability in children. All these countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland, have banned blue dye no.1 . The U.S. however, has been passive in this issue by allowing it to be used in ice creams, cereals and icings. Our advice, stay away from foods that have Blue Dye No.1 to keep yourself healthy.
2. Dairy Fairy
Contains: Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone and Recombinant Bovine Somatropin
The use of recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) and recombinant bovine somatropin (rBST) to increase milk production in cows pose some danger to the health of many people. The side effect of these synthetic hormones to cows is the increase in occurrence of udder infections thus requiring that these cows be treated with more antibiotics. In effect, this may also lead to the increase of higher resistance of bacteria towards antibiotics in humans. It is much safer to buy rBGH/rBST-free or organic milk. European countries and certain other countries around the world have strict regulations for these chemicals.
3. Chips Aha!
Contains: BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole) and BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)
The 2 BH’s – BHA and BHT are very much included in chips, sausages and cereals. Though considered by the U.S. FDA as safe and could battle certain diseases, still they have been found to contribute to cancer in laboratory tests on animals. Even if they are effectively used to preserve food, they are banned in food production in Europe, New Zealand, Canada and Australia.
4. Elbow That Yellow
Contains: Yellow Dye No. 5
Yellow Dye No.5 is a food colorant that you can’t find in Finland and Norway, but you can find in plentiful in the U.S. It is used to color cheese flavored crackers, chips, cereals, yellow sports drinks and macaroni and cheese mixes. It has negative effects on vital organs like the kidney and the liver.
5. Elbow That Yellow Part II
Contains: Yellow No. 6
This is Yellow Dye No.5′s twin brother, Yellow No. 6 has been proven to have influenced tumor growth in the adrenal glands and kidneys in test animals in the lab. Kraft macaroni and cheese dinners, American cheese, candies and carbonated drinks all contain this ingredient.
6. Dread That Bread
Contains: Potassium Bromate
It is for very good reason that these countries; EU countries, Canada, Peru, Nigeria, Brazil, South Korea and China have banned this substance – Potassium Bromate. Used mostly for great commercial gain in the bread industry, researchers have found that potassium bromate has a direct link to thyroid cancer and kidney cancer in rats and mice. The U.S. FDA hasn’t regulated or banned the use of this ingredient that’s why it could still be found in many fast food buns to stiffen doughs and save baking time.
7. What a Soy Ploy
Animals tested with the modified soybeans ended up with many unpleasant allergies, fertility and birth effects. 90% of the soybeans in the U.S. are artificially manipulated thus posing more risks for American consumers.
8. Olestra For Diarrhea
Adverse effects of the ingredient, Olestra, are diarrhea and the blockage of essential nutrients to the body. Olestra was introduced in the late 90s in fat-free foods such as chips, crackers and fries. The UK and Canada protect their people from Olestra by making this substance illegal while the U.S. somehow still allows this uncanny culprit to roam.
9. Spoiled Oil
The U.S.’ insatiability for everything express and fast has produced Genetically Modified (GM) Canola Oil. With convenience and low cost, you are paying for a pesticide saturated and nutrient free oil. In contrast to European countries, the U.S. seems to care less of its citizens’ good health.
10. Burger Bomb
Azodicarbonamide is the ingredient that improves the texture of breads. In everyday life this means that it makes the burger buns look the way they are at major food chains like McDonalds and Burger King. Using this ingredient in Singapore would equal to 15 years imprisonment and almost $500,000 fine. Why such a strict consequence? Because Azodicarbonamide has been proven to cause allergies and trigger asthma attacks for some people. It’s easier to breathe in Australia and the U.K. because this ingredient is not allowed in these regions.
11. Corn to Scorn
Almost all corns in the U.S. grocery stores are Genetically Modified which you could never find in France, Greece and Algeria. In a June 2013 study, pigs that were fed with GM soy and corn had more stomach inflammation and enlargement of the uterus compared to pigs feeding on non-GM food. If you have a local farmer nearby, it is much better that you buy your corns from him rather than to rely solely on what is displayed in the grocery store.
It’s sure is scary reading through these banned foods and that they can be so easily incorporated into our lifestyle without us even knowing they exist and of the risks they pose to our health. It is best for you to be aware of these ingredients, avoid them and be careful to read all food labels the next time you buy food.
Still the safest way to be healthy is to think twice, be wise and never move on without fresh knowledge. Be decisively smart!
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