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Experts Will Not Eat These Foods

Foods That May Cause You Problems

There are some experts out there who refuse to eat the following foods.

Canned Tomatoes – Why not eat these? There is a resin lining in the tin can that contain a synthetic estrogen that has been linked to reproduction problems, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. The acid content of tomatoes causes the estrogen to leach into the food. So, purchase tomatoes in glass bottles as they do not have the resin lining.

Corn Fed Beef cattle are supposed to eat grass. Farmers are needing to fatten them up quickly to get them to market faster. They are using grains and corn (maybe some of that new genetic corn) which means that we are not getting the nutrition we used to get. Like beta-carotene, vitamin E, omega-3s, conjugated linoleic acid (what is that?), calcium, magnesium and potassium along with lower omega-6s and lower in saturated fats that have been linked to heart disease.

Buy grass fed beef that can be found at places like Whole Foods, specialty grocers or farmers’ market.

Microwave Popcorn = There are chemicals that line the bag. The chemicals can cause liver, testicular and pancreatic cancer. The microwave process makes the chemicals vaporize and migrate into your popcorn.

They stay in your body for years and just accumulate. The big guys, such as DuPont have agreed to phase out the chemical PFQA by 2015. So, get you an air popper or do it the ol fashion way and use a skillet or pot. Use natural flavorings like real butter, dillweed, vegetable flakes or soup mixes.

Conventional grown potatoes not organic – as potatoes are planted, farmers are spraying them with fungicides and then sprayed with herbicides as they are harvested. Then they are treated again after that. Have you had any potatoes sprout lately in your pantry? Probably not. Go to local farmers market or Whole Foods to get your potatoes.

Farmed Salmon – Some of the salmon we eat have been harvested in pens. They are fed soy, poultry litter and hydrolyzed chicken feathers. I guess fish will eat anything. These farmed salmon contain carcinogens, pcbs, brominated flame retardants, and pesticides such as dioxin and DDT. Farmed salmon mostly comes from Northern Europe. However, if you get wild caught Alaska salmon. If it says Atlantic, then it is farmed.

Milk Produced with Artificial Hormones = If you do not know but milk producers are treating dairy cattle with rBGH or rBST to boost production. However, it has been found that the human digestive tract does NOT breakdown these hormones. There is not enough proof that this is increasing cancer in humans but it is banned in most industrialized countries. So check the labels on the milk cartons and look to ensure that these hormones are not in the milk. Otherwise, you may want to switch to soy, almond or other varieties.

Conventional Apples – These are the most doused with pesticides. Apples do not resist pests very well so they are sprayed frequently. There are a number of studies that link a higher body of burden of pesticides with Parkinson’s disease. There are other studies that apple farmers are more exposed than used to be.
The best thing that can be done to apples right now is to wash them and then peel them. Otherwise, try and buy organic. Maybe.

If you are a boomer, all the food that we grew up on has changed drastically. The reason, of course, is the population explosion. I am sure that it is really hard for the farmers to keep up the pace with the costs, weather and other issues that confront them on a daily basis. But it is time for us to be diligent in what food we eat.

So hang in there, Skippy!

Food …. as the green future unfolds.

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No Responses to “Experts Will Not Eat These Foods”

  1. Tony Says:

    I have always had concerns about the use of pesticides on our food. If they kill the bugs then what do they do to us?
    I have heard of someone who got severe chemical burns on their arm when they were spraying a pesticide in an orchard some years ago and have always been extremely careful to wash all my fruit very thoroughly before eating it ever since.
    It is worrying to read that milk and even potatoes could have harmful effects. As you say, we need to take more care to buy only safely grown products if we want to protect ourselves and our families from any uneccessary risks. A very useful article.

  2. Joe Anderson Says:

    Microwave popcorn never made sense to me anyway. Air poppers are much more consistent.

  3. Theresa Cahill Says:

    Yikes about the apples since they are generally considered the best way to reduce and/or eliminate gallstones – as the fruit itself or juice. Hmmm… Now what? Western medicine will insist on yanking your gallbladder out, yet studies show this is a big mistake.

    As for popcorn, I don’t eat much (I was) and keep thinking what I really need is an air popper. All the more reason to get one after reading your post.

    Things have definitely changed! No one ever used to worry about their food. It’s a crying shame really 🙁

  4. Angel Collins Says:

    Now I know what food to avoid, I’ve been eating only fruits and vegetables for a few months now and good thing that I peel off apples’ skin before eating. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  5. Brian Moylan Says:

    Mind if I link out to you in an article? We have a policy to ask first (we know bandwidth costs money). If it’s cool, just reply here and I’ll check back when editing. Happy Thanksgiving, Brian Moylan (Editor)

  6. Linda Says:

    Hi Brian … Pls feel free to do a link …. Thank you for asking! 😀 Happy Thanksgiving.

  7. Johnathan Delaney Says:

    Thanks for that. Great information.

  8. Linda Says:

    Hi Johnathan … you are welcome.

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