5 products that everyone loves but who are really silent killersNowadays, foods are filled with all kinds of dangerous chemicals and preservatives. Some people are becoming more aware of what their plates contain, and are heading for organic products. While others are more attracted to the tantalizing taste and price without worrying about the quality of what they eat. Nevertheless, there are products that contain enough chemical or even toxic substances so that you never consume them!
- Ground beef:
Carbon monoxide, pink glue and ammonia! The pre-packaged ground beef that you love so much is not as healthy as you think. First, carbon monoxide is injected into the package after the beef is sealed. This prevents the meat from oxidizing and maintains its pretty pink color. This is indicative of the fact that the agrifood industry today only cares about the appearance of food, not its quality or its impact on health.
Second, the beef is soaked in ammonia tanks before packing to help reduce germs in the lower quality meat. It is important to note that ammonia is one of many substances that humans are not supposed to ingest. Thanks to this method, manufacturers can avoid following hygiene standards.
Pink Glu consists of pieces of finely chopped beef, tendons, fat and connective tissues that have been mechanically removed from a centrifuge heated to over 40 ° C to make a dough. The latter is treated with ammonia or citric acid to eliminate bacteria, then is finely ground, pressed in blocks and frozen. It is used as an economical food additive that can be added to ground meat or processed as a filler.
- Conditioned poultry:
Poultry is injected with salt water. First, a high intake of salt is dangerous for your health, but what most people do not know is that the majority of prepackaged poultry undergoes a process that is almost horrifying. Salt water is injected directly into the chicken to keep it juicy and chubby. This allows the manufacturer to increase the weight of the chicken and to be able to charge it at a price that is not worth it.
A pre-packaged chicken portion contains more than 300 mg of sodium which is equivalent to 2g of salt. Let’s not forget that the recommended daily intake of salt is between 5 and 6g. Do you know what the long-term side effects of saltwater intake are? High blood pressure, heart disease, stomach ulcers and cancer.
- Canned foods:
Canned foods contain a dangerous compound known as bisphenol A or BPA; it is a chemical compound used in the manufacture of plastic products and that of cans and cans. It is associated with the appearance of cancer.
Several animal studies have linked contact with low levels of bisphenol A to the occurrence of some diseases, including breast cancer. Despite this, the food industry claims that it meets international health standards.
However, research groups have found that BPA is linked to obesity, mental and behavioral changes in children, and thyroid disorders. It is important to note that highly acidic foods such as canned tomato sauces and canned soups break down and absorb BPA more easily than less acidic foods.
- Soups and liquid creams:
It is quite normal to find sand in the Sahara desert, but not in your bowl of soup. Nevertheless sand appears to be an ingredient regularly added in soups and liquid creams. It helps to limit the absorption of moisture by the liquid (soup or cream), because an excess of moisture can make the product lumpy and visually unpleasant. Sand is certainly not intended for consumption, yet it is used in other products as flow agent so that small pieces do not stick together.
- Ice cream and cheese:
One of the predominant ingredients in ice cream is cellulose, a substance found in wood pulp and cotton. It is also present in corn naturally.
One of its recently discovered forms is used as a filler in biological polymers because of its useful thermal and mechanical properties. Pulp-based cellulose is used in paper, cardboard, textiles, building insulation and as an inactive load in medicines.
It is a non-toxic product, but is of concern when it is present in food. This product is used as an emulsifier in al