Food is meant to nourish our bodies and minds, but many of the products that pass as “food” these days ought to make its way directly into the nearest garbage can. True, there are often toxins in natural foods, but the worst offenders are processed things like cereals, white bread, trans-fats, and other items that have been chemically altered.
Manufacturers didn’t mean to harm anyone when they first set out to create shelf-stable foods; in
fact, they were trying to solve serious hunger problems that plagued people for centuries before safe, reliable methods for storing food came into being. Today though, food manufacturers know full well that they are producing harmful substances yet many do not care that their products are
contributing to sickness and death. Common food toxins include:
Nitrates & Nitrites in processed meats. When nitrites are exposed to heat when in the presence of amino acids, they can turn to nitrosamines which are dangerous carcinogens.
Most processed meats contain sodium nitrites. Considering these are high-protein foods, it’s the perfect combination for nitrosamine to form.
Too much omega-6 fatty acid in industrial seed oils like cottonseed, corn, soybean, safflower, etc.
Processed sugar, particularly high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
Genetically modified foods, particularly GMO corn and soy
Built-up pharmaceuticals such as antibiotics and other toxins such as steroids and BHT found in animal products including meat, eggs, and dairy
Pesticides and herbicides found on conventionally grown produce and grain
Toxins in food are almost unavoidable. Eating a clean, organic diet will help you stay healthy and reduce your overall toxic load.