The US Compared To Other Countries When It Comes To Food

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.

 

Check it out here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/ashleyperez/8-foods-we-eat-in-the-us-that-are-banned-in-other-countries

Bad News On Fast Food

Asthma and allergies are on the rise, especially in developed countries, researchers say. A recent study looked at 400,000 children from 51 different countries. The study found older teens who ate more fast food were 39% more likely to have severe asthma, where 27% of younger children were. However, children who ate more fruit during the week– even if it was below the recommended amount daily, their chances were 11-14% less to have symptoms.

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For more information: http://todayhealth.today.com/_news/2013/01/14/16506682-fast-food-linked-to-asthma-and-allergies?lite

Japan Highest Life Expectancy In The World

“No one knows whether it’s their great diet, good health care or just great genes, but after two decades Japanese citizens are still the healthiest people in the world!”

Highest Male Healthy Life Expectancy:

  1. Japan
  2. Singapore
  3. Switzerland
  4. Spain
  5. Italy
  6. Australia
  7. Canada
  8. Andorra
  9. Israel
  10. South Korea

Highest Female Healthy Life Expectancy:

  1. Japan
  2. South Korea
  3. Spain
  4. Singapore
  5. Taiwan
  6. Switzerland
  7. Andorra
  8. Italy
  9. Australia
  10. France

Lowest Male:

  1. Burkina Faso
  2. Chad
  3. DRC
  4. Malawi
  5. Zimbabwe
  6. Mozambique
  7. Swaziland
  8. Central African Repbulic
  9. Lesotho
  10. Haiti

Lowest Female:

  1. Liberia
  2. Burundi
  3. Afghanistan
  4. Malawi
  5. Zimbabwe
  6. Mozambique
  7. Swaziland
  8. Lesotho
  9. Central African Republic
  10. Haiti

On average, men live 9.2 years of their life with a disability, while women on average live 11.5 years with one. The world may be living longer, but it is also getting much sicker.

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For more information: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/12/13/japan-tops-list-of-healthiest-countries/

Reported by Dr. Lauren Browne