10 Foods you should stop eating
Even though modern food production has given us the ability to enjoy the safest food in the history of mankind, in some ways, big food manufacturers are also introducing new hazards in our food supply.
Thankfully, labeling regulations force food manufacturers to print ingredients on packaging so consumers will be more aware of exactly what it is they are eating. Providing information on exactly what ingredients are used to produce food probably does not make big food manufacturers happy, but it gives us consumers the vital information we can use to make better choices.
Giving up on the following food items is worthy of consideration, due to the harmful nature of their ingredients.
After many years of touting the “benefits” of swapping your butter for margarine, the truth is slowly starting to come out.
The latest discoveries are suggesting that fat is not as bad for your health as the government and food producers have been telling us since the 1970’s. Margarines can be loaded with trans-fats, artificial flavors, artificial colors, and calories, which probably present a much greater danger than butter ever has.
2. Artificial sweeteners
A lot of us may remember the introduction of artificial sweeteners such as Saccharine as a low-calorie substitute for sugar. It was great for the makers of artificial sweeteners, since consumers bought them with the hope of helping them lose weight.
Since then, many other artificial sweeteners have emerged, and have been included in more and more food products, including many that are not even advertised as “diet” foods.
The problem with just about all artificial sweeteners is that they can actually promote weight gain. There’s also the issue of the potential damage they can do to your health, such as increasing the likelihood of diabetes or damage to the kidneys.