Unfortunately, there are many foods that even though they are approved by the FDA they will harm your health. The following are nineteen foods you should never eat.
1.Artificial Food Coloring—Found in processed foods, cereals, fruit snacks, drinks, etc. May contribute to nerve damage, hyperactivity, and learning disabilities; it also has carcinogenic effects.
2.Artificial Flavors—This is a “catch-all” phrase that allows companies not to include all ingredients in their lists. It often indicates that the food contains MSG, glutamates, or other additives.
3.Artificial Sweeteners—These include aspartame (Nutrasweet, Equal) and sucralose (Splenda). They’re found frequently in drinks, puddings, yogurt, ice cream, popsicles, etc. Not only are they filled with toxins, but they are also highly chlorinated. Studies show links to impaired brain development and damage, nervous system disruption, MS-type symptoms, tremors, seizures, weight gain, etc.
4.BHA/BHT—Found in many processed foods containing fats. Generally used to keep fats from becoming rancid. It has been shown to cause liver and kidney damage, infertility, suppressed the immune system, cancer, etc. BHT is banned in England.
5.Canola Oil —Often found in processed foods (including “health foods”). This is a man-made, genetically modified oil made from rapeseed oil. It’s processed at very high temperatures and contains trans fats. It inhibits enzymes, suppresses the immune system, and has been linked to kidney, heart, thyroid, and adrenal problems.
6.Carrageenan—Often found in soy milk and dairy products. Generally safe, but it can cause intestinal discomfort, and some studies show it to destroy human cells, especially mammary, intestinal, and prostate cells.
7.Caramel Coloring—Commonly found in colas, meats, and sauces. Often produced with ammonia. Shown to cause cancer in the laboratory.
8.Corn Syrup and High Fructose Corn Syrup—Found frequently in drinks, condiments, tomato products, bread, cookies, crackers, syrups, etc. Highly associated with blood sugar issues, depression, fatigue, hyperactivity, tooth decay, weight gain, etc.
9.Free Glutamates/MSG—Known brain toxins! Commonly found in baby formula, low-fat milk, candy, gum, drinks, protein bars, soups, and processed foods. Always found in autolyzed yeast, calcium caseinate, gelatin, glutamate, glutamic acid, hydrolyzed corn gluten, hydrolyzed protein, hydrolyzed soy protein, monopotassium glutamate, monosodium glutamate, pea protein, plant protein extract, sodium caseinate, textured protein, yeast extract, yeast food, and yeast nutrient. May also be found in barley malt, bouillon, broth, carrageenan, citric acid, malt extract, malt flavoring, maltodextrin, natural flavors, natural chicken flavoring, natural beef flavoring, pectin, protease, protease enzymes, soy protein, soy protein concentrate, soy protein isolate, soy sauce, stock, whey protein, whey protein concentrate, and whey protein isolate.
10.Fructose/Dextrose/Sucrose (Sugar)—Maybe corn-based. Can cause gastrointestinal issues and elevated triglycerides and have been shown to be tumor-inducing.
11.GMO Foods—A category of foods that have been altered through genetic engineering. Contained in many packaged foods and in the produce section. Long-term effects have not been researched enough.
12.Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils—These include soy, safflower, corn, vegetable, and canola. Associated with heart disease, cancer, elevated cholesterol, etc.
13.Maltodextrin—Sugar, usually corn-based, and may contain free glutamates.
14.Modified Food Starch—Found in many packaged foods. Chemically processed and not adequately tested.
15.Nitrites—Found in many processed meats and used to prevent botulism. Powerful cancer-causing agents (especially pancreatic).
16.Propylene glycol (a chemical found in antifreeze)—Found in many drinks, popsicles, etc. Side effects include skin and eye irritation, nervous system disorders, and kidney failure.
17.Sorbitol—Often corn-based. Can cause gastrointestinal distress, bloating, diarrhea, pain. DO NOT GIVE TO CHILDREN.
18.Soy and Soy Ingredients—Typically genetically modified. Contains enzyme inhibitors and toxins, and mimics estrogen. Depresses thyroid function and immune system, and inhibits mineral absorption. NOTE: Fermented soy products are OK and much healthier.
19.TBHQ—A form of butane (yes, really). Found in many fast foods, especially chicken nuggets. Highly toxic to the human.