May 16, 2012
7 Unsafe Foods: So Steer Clear!
Smoking's been proven to be cancer-causing, tanning beds related to arsenic poisoning, but what about canned tomatoes, corn-fed beef, microwave popcorn?
What would it take to convince you to clean out your pantry and change your eating habits?!
We’ll get you started with why the above-mentioned products are unhealthy, even toxic. Read on at the end of this tip to get the scoop on why the other 4 are a must to pitch from your pantry and refrigerator, lining up your top 7 foods to pitch immediately.
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1. Canned Tomatoes
Tin cans are lined with a resin that contains the synthetic estrogen bisphenol, which has been linked to a slew of health problems including heart disease, diabetes, reproductive problems, and obesity. In addition, the acid in tomatoes breaks down that bisphenol-A, leaching it into the food.
The Solution: If you love the taste of “canned” tomatoes but prefer to skip the bisphenol-A, select glass bottles instead.
2. Corn-Fed Beef
Cattle are naturally grass eaters… not grain eaters. In order to fatten the animals (and profit margins), farmers feed them corn and soybeans. And while the farmers are beefing up their earnings, they are minimizing the nutritional benefits.
The Solution: Pretty straight forward- opt for grass-fed beef instead.
3. Microwave Popcorn
It’s not the popcorn itself, but the chemically-saturated lining of the bag including a compound called perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) that, according to a recent study from UCLA, may be linked to infertility.
The Solution: Pop your popcorn the way they did it in the olden days- in a pot.
Ready for the other 4, forbidden foods? Check 'em out here...
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Laurel House, QuickChick Editor