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Be informed: Comprehensive list of dangerous chemicals you must avoid

(Natural News) Manufacturers of food and body products deliberately add toxic chemicals to their merchandise, putting the general public at risk of certain adverse health conditions. Organic food and skin care product manufacturer PureZing! has listed some of the most commonly used toxic chemicals in commercial goods, which include hormone disruptors, carcinogens, and contaminates.

People should be careful in between bites

Here are some examples of the most toxic chemicals found in food products:

  1. Genetically modified organism (GMO) — Many manufacturers still add GMOs during production. GMOs are banned in many countries for use in food products due to limited safety data. However, GMO foods are not labeled as such in the U.S.
  2. High fructose corn syrup — It is no secret that the sweet additive adds unwanted calories to the body, which in turn raises the odds of obesity. High fructose corn syrup is tied to a plethora of adverse cardiometabolic conditions such as high triglyceride levels, Type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. This sweetener also accelerates blood coagulation that promotes aging.
  3. Aluminum — Traces of this toxic metal can be found in processed foods, pickles, cheese, and baking soda. Heavy aluminum accumulation in the body was tied to increased odds of Alzheimer’s disease.
  4. Aspartame — Aspartame is a genetically-engineered synthetic sugar substitute. The hazardous compound is linked to incidents of headache, dizziness, and seizures in consumers. Experts infer that aspartame can alter the brain’s function, which in turn triggers behavioral changes.
  5. BHA and BHT — These carcinogenic preservatives are mostly used in food products that contain oil as they defer rancidity. These compounds are banned in other countries, but are  still used by food manufacturers in the U.S.
  6. Diacetyl — Diacetyl is a flavorful additive that tastes like butter. This chemical, commonly added in microwave popcorn, is found to cause a fatal lung condition called bronchiolitis obliterans.
  7. Hydrogenated/partially hydrogenated oils — These oils are packed with trans fat. Exposure to these poisons may spur short-term effects such as obesity, and long-term adverse health conditions such as multiple sclerosis and arthritis.