5 Common Poisons in Everyday Prepackaged Foods

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Prepackaged foods are a major convince for modern life. You might think that you are safe because you read food labels, but there are so many things that food labels either don’t tell you or try to hide by using other words that you may not be familiar with.

You most likely believe that most prepackaged foods are safe to eat, but nothing could be further from the truth! Even if the food is safe, frequently the packaging is filled with toxic chemicals that leak out and get transferred into your food. Here is a list of the top 5 offenders you should avoid, which make up an almost unbelievable 70 per cent of our diet.

1. Food Dyes

Food dyes are found in almost every food you can imagine. If it’s packaged, it most likely contains one of the following dyes: blue1 or 2, green3, yellow 6, and red 3. All of the above dyes have numerous research studies proving that they are the cause of kidney problems, cancer of the bladder, thyroid disorders and many others.

Dyes can also be the underlying cause of ADHD and other behavior problems in children, promoting the European Union to ban foods that include these dangerous dyes.

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  1. C.Jones

    Apr 6, 2014 at 7:08 am

    1) 4/5: its specified as HYDROGENATED oils when you must avoid it. regular oils are fine
    2) RICE is not bad and should not be grouped with white flours and pasta…its actually a plant. you grow rice, you dont grow noodles. in fact, people SHOULD choose rice, espescially over white flour pastas. if someone is to cook homemade meals for their family and dont use even rice, then there isnt really many options for necesary grains.

    • Sharen

      Apr 9, 2014 at 1:54 am

      White rice is a high glycemic food and can raise insulin levels. Brown rice or forbidden (black) rice is much more nutritious and higher in antioxidants and fiber. And may I correct you about the fact that there aren’t many options other than white rice. There are other whole grains such as quinoa, amaranth, millet, buckwheat, teff to choose from nowadays.

      • C.Jones

        Apr 9, 2014 at 6:19 am

        yes, you are right about the rice, (I should have specified), but quinoa is really the one that most often is easily acsessible in some parts of the States (due to the way people are overtly obsessing over health foods as a fad and not becoming properly educated on it), and its actually not even a grain! (its a seed! I was shocked to learn that)