There are a great many of toxic chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis, from toxins in our environment to the foods we eat. Toxic chemicals in our food?!?
Yes, and we’ve come up with a list of five common foods that many of us eat each day that are filled with harmful chemicals unbeknownst to many.
Throughout the following paragraphs we will be identifying these kitchen culprits, and explaining just exactly why they are dangerous, as well as the chemicals they contain so that informed consumers can read the labels of their favorite grocery store finds in order to spot and avoid these toxins in the future.
Canned Pickles & Olives
Some recent studies found that sodium benzoate is incredibly harmful to the body. It was found to damage the mitochondria, or control center for our DNA.
Another chemical that is close to sodium benzoate in nature, and just as harmful is potassium benzoate, and it can be found in several of our favorite grocery store products such as canned olives, pickles, salad dressings, juices, and syrups.
If you see either of these ingredients on the label of a product, do not buy it.