We recently wrote an article telling you the REAL secret to success in our diets is making sure we don’t eat foods containing chemicals, so we were excited to discover Leah. This young lady has created a website to share things she has discovered. Doesn’t she look great after her weight loss? We’re glad she too, is avoiding chemicals in her diet and encourages others to do the same.
Wondering what others who study foods may have to say about food chemicals? Here are a few examples…
Food contains nutrients essential for health, but it may also include chemicals that can increase your risk of disease. These chemicals can include pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, preservatives, artificial colors and flavors, and industrially produced fats and sweeteners. Not all of these substances may appear on the food product label…
The Impact of Harmful / Toxic Chemicals in Food– a number of great articles here including:
Chronic illnesses attributed to food and environmental toxins:
- Childhood asthma has increased over 200%
- Childhood obesity is up 400%
- Disorders such as ADHD and autism have skyrocketed
- 30% of children have two or more cardiac risk factors
Additionally, a study of 1 million students in New York showed that students who ate lunches that did not include artificial flavors, preservatives, and dyes did 14 percent better on IQ tests than students who ate lunches with these additives.
We don’t just want our food to taste good these days: It also has to look good. As a result, food producers use any of 14,000 laboratory-made additives to make our food appear fresher, more attractive or last longer on the shelf.
The longer manufacturers use these additives, the more we learn about their impacts. While some additives are harmless, others cause everything from hives and asthma to nausea and headaches in some people. Some experts recommend avoiding foods listing more than five or six ingredients or ingredients of longer than three syllables and purchasing foods that contain such natural additives as fruits and vegetables.
Our list of the top 15 chemical additives and their possible side effects will help decipher ingredient lists at your supermarket. Read more at: http://phys.org/news183110037.html#jCp
We do hope this information has helped to answer some of the questions you may have.
TO YOUR GOOD– NO– GREAT HEALTH!
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