Such a great article I came across on Buzzfeed comparing what we eat here in the United States that are BANNED from other countries. Definitely worth your time reading and definitely an eye opener!
The 8 foods mentioned here are:
- Artificial food dyes - have been linked to brain cancer, nerve-cell deterioration, and hyperactivity in children.
- Olestra – robs your body of its ability to absorb vitamins
- Brominated vegetable oil – BVO is linked to major organ system damage, birth defects, growth problems, schizophrenia, and hearing loss.
- Potassium bromate – linked to kidney damage, cancer, and nervous system damage.
- Azodicarbonamide – known to induce asthma.
- BHA and BHT -known to cause cancer in rats.
- Synthetic growth hormones rBGH and rBST – potentially causing infertility, weakened muscle growth, and a whole array of cancers.
- Arsenic - Used in some chicken feed to make meat appear pinker and fresher, arsenic is poison, which will kill you if you ingest enough.