Avoid These 7 Foods for a Healthier New Year!

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Most food nowadays is far from pure. Between pesticides, fungicides, food additives, chemicals from packaging, and more – the average American diet is loaded with harmful substances. In fact, according to a study by the Environmental Working Group, there are 287 toxins already present in the average newborn’s blood. Cut these 7 foods from your diet in 2016 to limit your exposure to toxins.
1. Canned Tomatoes: The majority of canned tomatoes on the market today contain bisphenol-A (BPA) in the resin lining. It is a synthetic estrogen linked to a range of health ailments including heart disease, reproductive problems, diabetes, and obesity. The acidity of the tomatoes causes BPA to leak into your foods.
2. Corn-Fed Beef: Corn-fed cattle are generally raised in the poor conditions of factory farms and treated with antibiotics to keep them from getting sick. In order to fatten them for slaughter more quickly – they are fed corn, most of which is genetically engineered. Grass-fed cattle are leaner and contain higher levels of nutrients than corn-fed.
3. Microwave Popcorn: Chemicals linked to reproductive issues and cancer are found in the lining of microwave popcorn bags. These chemicals vaporize and migrate into the popcorn upon cooking it in the microwave.
4. Non-Organic Potatoes: As a root vegetable, potatoes absorb herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides found in the soil. Non-organic potatoes are treated with fungicides during the growing process, then herbicides right before harvest. After harvest, these potatoes are treated with another chemical to prevent them from sprouting.
5. Farmed Salmon: Like factory farmed cows, farmed salmon are subject to unhealthy conditions and are fed a poor diet to fatten them up. They contain lower levels of nutrients and higher levels of contaminants, including carcinogens, PCB’s, brominated flame retardants, and pesticides.
6. Milk Produced with Artificial Hormones: Many large milk producers treat their cows with recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH). This artificial hormone is harmful to the cow by increasing udder infections and pus in the milk. It is harmful to humans by contributing to breast, prostate, and colon cancers. We generally recommend avoiding pasteurized and homogenized cow’s milk as well.
7. Conventional Apples: Conventional apples are doused with more pesticides than most any other fruit. A number of studies are starting to link high concentrations of pesticides in the body with Parkinson’s disease.
Remember that the key to cleansing your body from toxins is eating a wholesome, organic diet and taking quality supplements.

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