The 13 most dangerous foods for health
Human beings need to be well nourished to enjoy a healthy organism. Healthy foods provide us with different macronutrients and micronutrients that have different functions: energy, structural, transport ...
Unfortunately, due to the capitalist society in which we live, large companies in the food sector use large amounts of chemicals and pesticides in food that harm our health.
Alert with some dangerous and harmful foods
Every day we eat foods that look natural but have been treated with deadly poisons. Most of the time it is not necessary to worry about this, since the doses that are administered are totally safe. However, the American NGO Environmental Working Group (EWG) states that there are foods that contain up to 20 different types of pesticides .
As this organization warns: "Even in small doses, these pesticides can be harmful to babies and young children, so you should always be cautious." Also, there are also foods that contain other harmful substances such as fats trans, which are not beneficial for our body.
But ... what are these foods? Below you can find a list of foods dangerous to health .
Surely you think that fruits and vegetables are more contaminated than other foods. But nevertheless, meat is possibly the food that most pesticides have . This happens because many of these pesticides are soluble in fat, and these substances are deposited in the fatty tissue of the meat and, therefore, are consumed by people.
Not only that, but the meats also contain antibiotics, drugs and hormones. Fish are still more dangerous, as some may contain large amounts of heavy metals. For example, tuna contains mercury.
2. Soft drinks
Soft drinks may look delicious and harmless, but they contain large amounts of sugar . The Coca-Cola contains for each can of 330 milliliters, 39 grams of sugar, which are approximately 10 lumps of sugar. Logically consuming one or two cans a week is not bad, but the daily and prolonged consumption of this substance does not do us any good.
Soft drinks also contain Aspartic acid and Femilamine, substances that cause damage to brain cells, brain tumors and increase the acidity of the urine creating susceptibility to urinary tract infections.
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3. Dairy products
As with meat, dairy products also contain a lot of fat and, therefore, pesticides . However, these foods consumed rationally, are highly healthy.
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Fried foods can be delicious but not healthy foods. And is that their consumption should not be an important part of a person's diet.
These foods are high in fat and increase the levels of cholesterol that affects the arteries . Studies show that in the long term these foods kill neurons and negatively affect memory and learning. Also, if these foods are frozen, they are even more harmful.
The NGO Environmental Working Group (EWG) states that This fruit contains up to 20 different pesticides , which causes that practically 90% of the production of this food shows signs of unhealthy chemical residues. The same goes for other red fruits such as cherries.
Tomatoes are products that can not be missing in any salad, but once they are mature, there are many pesticides that are added . Unfortunately, tomatoes contain skin so thin that chemical residues remain on the fruit even after peeling them. That's why it's better to take organic tomatoes.
Apples (and also pears) are foods that, if they are organic, are very healthy . However, nonorganics contain a lot of pesticides that are neurotoxic. As in the previous case, it is useless to peel them.
Potatoes are one of the best ways to consume carbohydrates. Boiled can be a very healthy option and a very effective food to lose weight. But it can contain a lot of pesticides, many of them antifungal .
Although green leafy vegetables generally do not have a large amount of pesticides, spinach is an exception, which can be harmful to health. Environmental Working Group (EWG) includes spinach within your list of foods with the most pesticide content .
10. Junk food
Needless to say, junk food is unhealthy food . And this type of food is not very nutritious. Its prolonged effect causes chemical changes in the brain and symptoms similar to abstinence. In addition, they contain a large amount of additives and transaturated fats, the most harmful fats.
Eating pancakes can be a delicious food. However, it is not a healthy food precisely. They are full of trans fat, and contain a large amount of partially hydrogenated soybean oil . On the label you can see how it also contains a lot of salt and preservatives. If you're going to eat pancakes, better make them from scratch. At least you will know what you are eating.
Coffee is one of the most consumed beverages, and although having a coffee in the morning is not a big risk, abuse of this substance can be harmful. Experts say that 600 milligrams of caffeine a day can cause headaches, raise anxiety and cause various sleep disorders. In addition, in the long term, they can cause serious cardiovascular problems and even stroke.
The peach is a sweet and tasty food, but contains a lot of pesticides . The characteristics of the skin of this fruit make that even after washing them, they still keep a high amount of chemical substances.