10 of the most dangerous toxins you are probably consuming on a daily basis
When it comes to detoxing, you will often hear about 'cleansing toxins from the body', but what exactly are the names of these toxins and where do they come from?
Solution: Take steps to detox the body and buy organic foods as they are required to be synthetic pesticide free.
2. Processed food preservatives - BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole) & BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)
These dangerous processed food preservatives are commonly found in snack foods, dehydrated potatoes and other long life processed products. The International Agency for Research on Cancer has declared these processed food preservatives as carcinogens, which means they are a substance capable of causing cancer in living tissue. Many also claim that they affect male fertility and disrupting hormones. Solution: Take steps the detox the body and check ingredients list to avoid.
3. Recombinant Growth Hormone (rBGH/rBST)
This is given to cows to increase milk production, and in turn increase the profits of the farmer. Unfortunately it is also increasing your risk of disease. rGBH produces elevated levels of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) in dairy products. IGF-1 is a significant factor in cancers in the breast, prostate and colon.Solution: Take steps to detox the body. Ideally switch to a plant based milk such as almond, hazelnut or coconut milk. If you wish to continue drinking cows milk then choose organic or rBGH-free dairy products.
4. Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO)
This toxic chemical is a patented flame retardant for plastics that has been banned in foods throughout Europe and in Japan. However, it can still be found in around 10% of fruit flavored drinks and sodas in America. BVO has resulted in some soda-drinkers requiring medical attention for skin lesions, memory loss, and nerve problems related to bromine overexposure.Solution: Take steps to detox the body and check the label for this ingredient.
5. Artificial Food Coloring/Dyes
These chemicals can be found in many foods and have been linked to neurological disorders like ADHD.Solution: Take steps to detox the body and check ingredient list.
6. Sodium Aluminum Sulphate and Potassium Aluminum Sulphate
These toxins are often used in processed cheese products, baked goods and packaged goods such as microwave popcorn. These toxins are linked to adverse reproductive, neurological, behavioral, and developmental effects.Solution: Take steps to detox the body and check ingredient list.
7. Bisphenol-A (BPA)
Solution: Take steps to detox the body. Buy BPA free bottles. Avoid food packaged in plastic. Choose fresh, dried, or frozen instead.
Solution: Take steps to detox the body and check ingredients list.
9. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Heterocyclic Amines
These are both considered carcinogens, which means they are a substance capable of causing cancer in living tissue. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons are created when fat is burned—by flames or very high heat. Heterocyclic Amines form when natural substances found in meats and fish react together in high temperatures like those found during flame grilling.Solution: Take steps to detox the body. Pre-cook grillables and finish over low flame.
Solution: Take steps to detox the body. Limit your intake of deep fried foods, crackers, toasted cereals, cookies, and bread crusts.