Your Food Is Slowly Killing You

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Your Food Is Slowly Killing You

Thanks to corruption in the FDA and USDA, deadly toxins are added to your food. Here’s how to avoid them.

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Did you know that 80% of the food and drinks you consume have chemicals added to make them addictive and/or to mask off, sour or tinny flavors? Yeah, it’s true. And they cause brain damage. Seriously. From sushi to soda, butter to burgers, you’re eating a lot of this stuff daily. Don’t you think it’s time you know what you’re eating?

Your Food Is Slowly Killing You

Ironically, artificial sweeteners cause an increased appetite. That seems a bit contradictory for weight loss products.

Food additives are anything that is put in or on something, for whatever reason, that was not there when the food or drink was in its natural state. Countless different types of colors, taste enhancers, stabilizers, preservatives, and other chemicals are used in and on the food and drinks that you buy in grocery stores and in restaurants.

The two most commonly used food additives are artificial sweeteners, especially aspartame, and monosodium glutamate (aka. MSG). These two also seem to cause the most disturbing physical symptoms or reactions.

 

Read on to learn about these two major toxins, how to identify these toxins in your food, and how to minimize your exposure…

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A writer, artist, and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary taught herself code and created Urbanette when she was a teenager. Currently, she spends most of her time traveling around Europe, with pied-a-terre's in Zurich, London, Milan and Lyon, France. Hilary spent the past decade living in NYC, still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. She's always looking for hot new topics, destinations, and life hacks to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 114 Comments

  1. Muriel Vargas

    The sad reality is that the government only wants our money. If they really care, they will never allow these products to be out in the market.

  2. Kristine Lucas

    MSG is a big no-no in our house. We don’t use preservatives because use organic seasonings.

  3. Horace Reyes

    It’s normal. We can’t change it. All we have to do is to accept the fact that we are poisoning ourselves.

  4. Maureen Owen

    If we avoid these, what about our food? It will be tasteless, and we will never enjoy eating. Let’s just be careful about how many toxins are we going to take.

  5. Shannon Gutierrez

    Yes! thank you, Hilary! It is an eye-opener for those people who did not believe that the government is fooling us. They only want the money from the distributors.

  6. Renee Griffith

    The difference between the people who took a lot of toxins in his/her body and people who carefully eat their food is base on their body.

  7. Ana Drake

    If you want to avoid toxin foods, they don’t eat. Haha! I am not kidding. There’s another way, plant your own veggies, and don’t use any seasonings on that.

  8. Leslie Smith

    Health is not a state of perfection, but a state of wholeness. Food is intricately connected to self-love.

  9. Matt Harper

    I don’t care about this article. I love eating bacon, pasta, and hotdogs. I won’t die because of starving.

  10. Tami Washington

    We can’t blame the government because it is not their fault. If we are just a responsible person, and we pay attention to what we are eating.

    • Katherine Turner

      We can blame them because in the first place, why would they approve that if they know that it can harm our health? It is all about the money, dear.

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