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?

Below are 12 of the most dangerous toxins that are worryingly consumed on a regular basis by most people, and how you can avoid them.
Pesticides are sprayed onto produce to kill insects or other organisms. The problem with this is that often a residue from the Pesticides is left behind and is therefore consumed by us via the food we eat. Overtime Pesticide exposure can cause a range of neurological health effects.

Spraying vegetables with pesticidesSolution: 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.junk food 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.Cows milkSolution: 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.brominated vegetable oilSolution: 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.candySolution: 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.processed cheeseSolution: Take steps to detox the body and check ingredient list.


7. Bisphenol-A (BPA)

This toxin can be found in food and beverage containers and bottle linings. Some research has shown that BPA can seep into food or beverages from containers that are made with BPA. This hormone-mimicker is believed to promote breast and prostate cancer, obesity, diabetes and reproductive and behavioral problems.

plastic bottlesSolution: Take steps to detox the body. Buy BPA free bottles. Avoid food packaged in plastic. Choose fresh, dried, or frozen instead.


8. Sodium Nitrite/Nitrate
These preservatives are commonly used in deli foods such as processed meats and are linked to many types of cancer. Sodium nitrites can cause irritation to your digestive system, including your mouth, oesophagus and stomach.
deli meats

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.flame grilled meatSolution: Take steps to detox the body. Pre-cook grillables and finish over low flame.


10. Acrylaminde 

Acrylaminde is also a carcinogen (substance capable of causing cancer in living tissue.) This is formed by cooking or frying starchy foods like potatoes and grains at high temperatures.

Solution: Take steps to detox the body. Limit your intake of deep fried foods, crackers, toasted cereals, cookies, and bread crusts.