I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.
Health is the most important thing in this world because if you are not healthy, you won’t be able to do the things you do daily. To enjoy your life to the fullest, you need to maintain a good lifestyle and you need to know, how would that be possible. Only daily exercise won’t help, food is a crucial component in your life. Good eating habits can bring a big change in your life. Below are some of the food ingredients that are toxic for you.
1 – Palm Oil
It keeps packaged food fresh for longer when solidifies, but it turns to trans fat. It raises LDL – bad cholesterol and lowers HDL – good cholesterol increasing the risks to heart health. You can replace it with olive, peanut and canola oils and foods that contain unsaturated omega-3 fatty acids.
2 – “White” Processed Food
When a whole grain is refined for a longer shelf life, most of its nutrients are sucked out, and they become devoid of fiber and nutrients, making it way too easy to digest and raise the blood sugar levels. You can replace it with brown or wild rice, whole-wheat breads and pastas, barley, and oatmeal.
3 – Corn Syrup
High fructose corn syrup, used to sweeten the food, is super high on calories and it increases triglycerides, boosts fat-storing hormones, and drives you to overeat making you fat. Replace it with Maple syrup, Honey, or Molasses.
4 – Aspartame
Used as an artificial sweetener, it is believed to be carcinogenic, and makes you keep eating more. You can use Turbinado, Agave nectar, or Stevia, instead of this.
1 – Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Benzoate
It prevents mild from growing in soda, but is a known carcinogen and linked with thyroid damage.
2 – Butylated Hydroxyanisole
It helps to prevent food spoilage but can disrupt your endocrine system and cause hormonal imbalance.
3 – Sodium Nitrates And Sodium Nitrites
It is used to preserve processed meats, but can cause metabolic syndrome, which can lead to diabetes, and is also linked with colon cancer.
4 – Blue 1 & 2, Green 3, Red 3, And Yellow 6
Apparently if the dye used to color food has “lake” in it, means it contains Aluminum Hydroxide, which is believed to cause thyroid, adrenal, bladder, kidney, and brain cancers.
5 – Monosodium glutamate
Used as a flavouring agent, it is believed to interfere with brain chemistry.
How much of these ingredients will kill you?
1 – Vitamin D
To kill a 150lb person, 675mg or 9,012 Atlantic Herring fillets are required.
2 – Caffeine
13,5000mg or 150 cups of coffee to kill a 150lb person.
3 – Table Salt
202, 500mg or 122 packets of Ramen noodles to kill a 150 lb person.
4 – Alcohol (Beer, wine, spirits)
To kill a 150lb person, it will require 472, 500 mg or 33 beers.
5 – Citric acid (oranges, grapefruit, lemon)
To kill a 150lb person, it will require 810,000 mg or 93 lemons.
6 – Sugar
To kill a 150lb person, it will require 2,025,000 mg or 46 soft drinks.