How To Spot Toxins In The Foods You Eat

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With more and more chemically altered foods hitting the shelves of supermarkets than ever before, public concern for being able to identify unhealthy ingredients has slowly mounted. Almost everyone purchases items of food that have been processed in their weekly shopping, whether it’s canned soup, microwavable rice, packaged snacks, or even frozen vegetables. Very few people home cook everything they eat from scratch using whole food ingredients. This being said, how can you identify toxins in your foods? Below are some quick and easy ways.

How to Spot Toxins in the Foods You Eat

Ingredients include many unfamiliar words

Any time that a food item has a long list of ingredients, many of which are unfamiliar and nearly impossible to pronounce, it is safe to say the possibility of certain toxins being present is exponentially increased. Many chemical additives over the past few decades have been identified as carcinogenic, or cancer-causing, and therefore clearly toxic. If you think about it, why would anyone choose to consume additives or chemicals? Often, these things are added to processed food to preserve the shelf life, add sweetness, saltiness, or creaminess, or, they are there to make a certain item seem more food like. Fake butter, or diacetyl, for example, is added to microwave popcorn in order to replicate the flavor and texture of real butter which would rot after a short period of time in the microwavable bags.

This chemical has been directly linked to the growth of cancerous cells and is extremely unhealthy for human consumption. Avoid toxins by eating mostly whole foods. This means buying uncooked rice over microwavable, the home makes sauces and dressings, and not buying packaged cookies and snacks as well as avoiding anything microwavable. This will help lessen the number of toxins in your food and make it much easier to avoid them.

Aspartame is on the ingredients list

Aspartame, and frankly all forms of fake sugar, should be avoided. These chemical additives are carcinogenic and have been linked to weight gain and type 2 diabetes. Almost all “diet” foods contain aspartame in one chemical form or another, and in this way, all diet food should also be avoided if you want to lessen your intake of toxins. Aspartame is also a chemical additive in most soft drinks and colas, as well as sugary drinks in general, avoiding sugary chemically modified beverages is a great way to lessen toxin intake on the body.

If it lasts in the fridge for a week or more

Food items that are made to last a week or longer in the refrigerator (or the cabinet) are bound to be loaded with toxins by way of the chemically engineered preservatives that keep them lasting. These additives are not natural and can cause havoc in the body and digestive system. These myriad chemicals have also been linked to cancer and weight gain, contributing to higher national rates of type 2 diabetes, morbid obesity, and the many health problems associated with morbid obesity.

Eat more foods that have NO label

The only foods with labels, allergy warnings, and ingredient lists are the ones that are processed and very far from what would be found in nature. Try to eat more items that don’t have a label at all (like fruits, veggies, whole grains), and identifying toxins will be much easier because there virtually are none in natural and whole foods. Although of course certain pesticides are used in modern farming practices, non-GMO and organic fruits and veggies are very low in pesticides and do not receive the same type of chemical treatment standard fruits and veggies do.

le grains) and identifying toxins will be much easier because there virtually are none in natural and whole foods. Although of course certain pesticides are used in modern farming practices, non-GMO and organic fruits and veggies are very low in pesticides and do not receive the same type of chemical treatment standard fruits and veggies do.

How to Spot Toxins in the Foods You Eat

With more and more chemically altered foods hitting the shelves of supermarkets than ever before, public concern for being able to identify unhealthy ingredients has slowly mounted. Almost everyone purchases items of food that have been processed in their weekly shopping, whether it’s canned soup, microwavable rice, packaged snacks, or even frozen vegetables. Very few people home cook everything they eat from scratch using whole food ingredients. This being said, how can you identify toxins in your foods? Below are some quick and easy ways.

Ingredients include many unfamiliar words

Any time that a food item has a long list of ingredients, many of which are unfamiliar and nearly impossible to pronounce, it’s safe to say the possibility of certain toxins being present is exponentially increased. Many chemical additives over the past few decades have been identified as carcinogenic, or cancer-causing, and therefore clearly toxic.

If you think about it, why would anyone choose to consume additives or chemicals? Often, these things are added to processed food to preserve the shelf life, add sweetness, saltiness, or creaminess, or, they are there to make a certain item seem more food like. Fake butter, or diacetyl, for example, is added to microwave popcorn in order to replicate the flavor and texture of real butter which would rot after a short period of time in the microwavable bags. This chemical has been directly linked to the growth of cancerous cells and is extremely unhealthy for human consumption. Avoid toxins by eating mostly whole foods.

This means buying uncooked rice over microwavable, a home makes sauces and dressings, and not buying packaged cookies and snacks as well as avoiding anything microwavable. This will help lessen the number of toxins in your food and make it much easier to avoid them.

Aspartame is on the ingredients list

Aspartame, and frankly all forms of fake sugar, should be avoided. These chemical additives are carcinogenic and have been linked to weight gain and type 2 diabetes. Almost all “diet” foods contain aspartame in one chemical form or another, and in this way, all diet food should also be avoided if you want to lessen your intake of toxins. Aspartame is also a chemical additive in most soft drinks and colas, as well as sugary drinks in general, avoiding sugary chemically modified beverages is a great way to lessen toxin intake on the body.