Whereas junk foods and diets high in fats, sugar and sodium are an obvious danger to a healthy body, other foods are less harmful than others. There are some foods that appear to be harmless to the masses but nutrition experts won’t eat them. Things such as, what an animal takes before slaughter? or even how its products are packaged are minor things but matters a lot.
Here is the list of five foods nutrition experts won’t eat.
1. Canned tomatoes
Canada declared Bisphenol A, an organic compound, a toxic substance in 2010. This is the same substance that is used in making plastics and also lining cans. When this chemical is subjected to the acidity of the canned tomatoes, it breaks from the can lining and becomes part of the food. Once you take the contaminated food you also take the compound, which may lead to conditions such as diabetes, heart problems, and obesity.
2. Corn-fed beef
Cattle fed with corn fatten up quickly than those raised eating grass. Whereas corn-fed beef is cheaper as compared to the other, it means that it is less nutritious. Animals are meant to feed on grass, which makes them rich in Vitamin E, beta-carotene, conjugated linoleic acid, omega-3s, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. All these elements are crucial to the body and are only found in grass fed cattle making them the best choice over corn-fed cattle.
3. Farmed salmon
Farmed salmon fed with hydrolyzed chicken feathers, soy and poultry litter, is lower in vitamin D and very high in contaminants such as PCBs, carcinogens, pesticides, and brominated flame retardants. These substances are very harmful to your health and pesticides such as dioxin and DDT can lead to the development of cancerous cells in the body. Studies have also linked DDT to obesity and diabetes. When you take farmed salmon, your body get the same antibiotics and pesticides used to treat these salmon.
4. Non-organic strawberries
According to Robert Kenner, the director of Food Inc, non-organic strawberries are full of pesticides. He laments that it is very unfortunate that when applying pesticides to the foods that people consume, workers wear protective masks and suits and the same foods are sprayed with not only one chemical but dozens of known dangerous chemicals that are hazardous to your body.
It is pretty simple, would you spend your money on food or medical bills? Get your priorities right and go organic.