As a qualified personal trainer and health coach I have evaluated many diets and eating programs over the years. I always ask “So what’s your diet like?” And the most common answer is … “Oh, my diet is pretty good actually.” It’s only when we delve into what people consume on a daily basis that we begin to realize that their diet wasn’t all that healthy after all.
Just because a food item is sitting on a supermarket shelf doesn’t mean it’s OK to eat. Think about it … Kids can eat crayons, but we don’t call crayon food. Therefore, why are we putting so many lifeless and nutritious foods as well as many known toxins into our body these days?
Food companies certainly don’t make it easy. Most food labels don’t make a lot of sense due to all the unpronounceable codes and names. But did you know that there are legal loopholes where manufacturers can add certain ingredients and chemicals to the product, but declare on the label that the product does not contain those ingredients at all? Ridiculous isn’t it!
As you continue reading you will understand why more and more people are starting to eat fresh, healthy unprocessed foods to avoid these shameful ingredients. Below I have outlined 8 dangerous and shocking ingredients hidden in your foods that you should be aware of.
Yes, you read that right … Antifreeze is what goes into your car’s radiator so it doesn’t overheat but doesn’t freeze in colder climates. It is called propylene glycol, also known as propane-1,2-diol or E1520. It is a chemical that has many industrial uses like Corexit, which is an oil dispersant used for oil spills in the ocean. It is also used in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, up to many ice creams.
Fortunately for people in the European Union, they have not authorized propylene glycol as a food additive or food product. My advice, make your own ice cream and stop consuming products that contain this chemical.
2. Human hair
Proteins are the building blocks of life and are made up of amino acids. While they are good for your health, I’m sure you’d agree that there must be a better way to extend the shelf life of some products than using human hair or duck feathers.
L-cysteine amino acid is used to extend the shelf life of many products such as commercial breads. The L-cysteine that is used to prolong these foods often comes from duck and chicken feathers, as well as from the horns of cows that have been slaughtered. However the most commonly used version comes from human hair. Yes, you read that correctly.ทำเงินง่ายกับการพนัน
Reports have shown that the hair used to derive L-cysteine comes primarily from China, where it is collected by hairdressers and barbers, then processed. Most fast food chains add this form of L-cysteine to their sandwiches and burger buns.
To avoid consuming human hair or duck feathers in your foods, try to purchase freshly baked bread from your local baker as L-cysteine is not in the flour, but added to the mixture when making bread and the like. Even better, make your own.