Human beings need to be well nourished in order to enjoy a healthy body. Healthy food provides us with different macronutrients and micronutrients that have different functions: energetic, structural, transport…
Unfortunately, due to the capitalist society in which we live, the big companies in the food sector use a lot of chemicals and pesticides in the food that harm our health.
Alert with some dangerous and harmful foods
Every day we eat food that looks natural but has been treated with deadly poisons. Most of the time there is no need to worry about this, since the doses 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 one must always be cautious. There are also foods that contain other harmful substances such as trans fats , which are not beneficial to our bodies.
But… what are these foods? Below you can find a list of foods that are dangerous for your health .
You probably think that fruits and vegetables are more contaminated than other foods. However, meat is possibly the food with the most pesticides . This is because many of these pesticides are soluble in fat, and these substances are deposited in the fatty tissue of the meat and are therefore consumed by people.
Not only that, but the meats also contain antibiotics, drugs and hormones. Fish are even 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 . Coca-Cola contains 39 grams of sugar per 330-milliliter can, which is approximately 10 sugar cubes. Logically, consuming one or two cans a week is not bad, but daily and prolonged consumption of this substance does not do us any good.
The soft drinks also contain Aspartic acid and Femilamine, substances that cause damage to brain cells, brain tumors and increase the acidity of urine creating susceptibility to urinary tract infections.
3. Dairy products
As with meat, dairy products also contain a large amount of fat and therefore pesticides . However, these foods, when eaten rationally, are highly healthy.
Fried food can be delicious but not healthy. They should not be an important part of a person’s diet.
These foods are high in fat and increase the levels of cholesterol that affect the arteries . Studies show that in the long term these foods kill nerve cells and negatively affect memory and learning. In addition, 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 almost 90% of the production of this food to show signs of unhealthy chemical residues. The same is true for other red fruits such as cherries.
Tomatoes are products that cannot be missing from any salad, but once they are ripe, many pesticides are added to them . Unfortunately, tomatoes contain such a thin skin that chemical residues remain on the fruit even after peeling. That is why it is best to take organic tomatoes.
Apples (and also pears) are foods that, if they are organic, are very healthy . However, the non-organic ones contain a lot of pesticides that are neurotoxic. As in the previous case, there is little point in peeling them.
Potatoes are one of the best ways to consume carbohydrates. Boiled potatoes can be a very healthy option and a very effective food for weight loss. But it can contain a lot of pesticides, many of them antifungal .
The NGO Environmental Working Group (EWG) includes spinach in its list of foods with the highest pesticide content .
10. Junk food
Needless to say, junk food is unhealthy food . This is because this type of food is not very nutritious. Its prolonged effect causes chemical changes in the brain and withdrawal-like symptoms. In addition, they contain a large amount of additives and trans fats, the most harmful fats.
Pancakes for breakfast can be a delicious food. However, it’s not exactly a healthy food. They are full of trans fat, and contain a lot 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 widely consumed beverages, and although drinking coffee in the morning is not a great 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. Also, in the long term, it can cause serious cardiovascular problems and even stroke.
Peach is a sweet and tasty food, but it contains a lot of pesticides . The characteristics of the skin of this fruit mean that even after washing it, it still retains a high amount of chemicals.