2 Reasons to Never Eat Processed Foods Ever Again

2 Reasons to Never Eat Processed Foods Ever Again

We are a generation of fancy packaging and advertising.  There is very little argument that the world we live is what we are led to believe from mainstream ideology and corporate propaganda – what we hear and see on a daily basis is the norm.  This in the form of public health is handicapping the health of our society.  For those who have done their research on this topic, there is little doubt in the correlation between the rise in disease and our food production.

With that said, here are 2 reasons to never eat a packaged processed food ever again:

1. They Are Filled With Chemicals PROVEN to Harm Our Body

Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydrozyttoluene (BHT): are preservatives that affect the neurological system of your brain, alter behavior and have the potential to cause cancer. Tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) is a chemical preservative so deadly that just five grams can kill you.

Azodicarbonamide: the now famous ‘yoga mat additive’ that Vani Hari exposed Subway as using in their bread, sadly still exists in hundreds of products. It’s a product that allows manufacturers to produce breads fast and cheap, however it has been linked to respiratory issues, asthma, tumor formation and cancer and lots more. It’s called the yoga mat additive as it is the same chemical that is used to make yoga mats, shoe soles and lots of other rubbery things.

Sodium benzoate: found in many soft drinks, fruit juices and salad dressings, has been found to cause children to become measurably more hyperactive and distractible.

Sodium nitrite: a commonly used preservative in hot dogs, deli meats and bacon, has been linked to higher rates of colorectal, stomach and pancreatic cancers.

Diacetyl: often used as a butter flavouring has been shown to have major concerns for brain health and may trigger Alzheimer’s disease.

Monosodium glutamate (MSG): this extremely hidden neurotoxin is hidden inside many food additives.  It has been proven to cause blindness and many other problems such as headaches, fatigue, disorientation and depression.

Here is a list of ingredients with hidden MSG:

  • Gelatin
  • Yeast Extract
  • Malted Barley
  • Rice Syrup or Brown Rice Syrup
  • Autolyzed yeast
  • Calcium Casenate
  • Corn Starch
  • Maltodextrin

2. They are Chemically Altered to be Addictive

Corporations spend billions to find the perfect combination of chemicals to make their foods addictive.  They’ve done their own studies to find the perfect ratios of ingredients to get you addicted to their product (not to mention the fancy packaging and irresistible TV ad).

They also know the combination of satisfaction within our bodies by creating foods that are satisfying during consumption, but make you feeling hungrier after consuming so you crave more.

There is much more to be said on this topic and self education is key.

Be mindful of what you are eating and always choose raw organic food when possible.  If it’s made by nature, consume it is endlessly.  If its made in a lab by mankind, avoid it or eat in rare moderation.

Original Article by Alkaline Diet Blog

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Cody is the Co-Founder & Publisher of Yoga Digest. Having his college basketball career cut short by a back injury, Cody opted for power yoga over surgery and medication. Fast forward a handful of years, the yoga journey combined with mindful eating habits has alleviated his back injury and done so much more for his mind and body. He is a avid advocate of self education and alternative health. Looking forward, Cody hopes to inspire people with his yoga story and educate the world how to become a happier and healthier generation. Connect with Cody on Linkedin.