11 Banned Toxic Ingredients Found In Your Daily Food.

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Spending More….Gaining Less:

Americans today spend almost 90% of their money buying processed food. With such a startling statistic and the overwhelming incidence of obesity, joining the puzzle pieces wouldn’t need a degree in nutrition. Even in an advanced country like the US, with strict FDA rules, the occurrence of toxic banned additives is alarming and is wreaking havoc on everyone’s health. The reasons for allowing these substances reek of government bias towards the wealthy food corporations and blatant apathy towards public health.

What we eat today is nothing more than “dead’ food, stripped of its vital nutrients, flavors, textures and richness through the commercialized “processing” of foods. The only underlying focus is to make this cheap food “look” appealing with vibrant colors and additives to “fool” our taste buds.


Why are Additives added?

Most commonly, additives are included to slow spoilage, prevent fats and oils from going rancid, prevent fruits from turning brown, fortify or enrich the food with synthetic vitamins and minerals to replace the natural ones that were lost during processing, and improve taste, texture and appearance.

So we are in a time when food looker “fresher”, tastes “better”, “seems” cheaper and is so much more accessible. But what this “quick” food does to our body is cruelty at its worst….



Here’s a compilation of 11 ingredients that are still present in the US diet…substances that should ideally be treated like “toxic” waste:

  1. Synthetic hormones rBGH and rBST (in milk): While Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Israel and all European Union countries banned the use of rBGH, this hormone is still used to increase cows’ milk production is still used in all 50 states. The use of rBGH increases the levels of IGF-1 hormone in the milk by at least 6 folds, increasing risks of breast and prostate cancers.
  2. GMOs (in almost everything): In the US, even public pressure hasn’t forced the companies to label GMO products. 90% of all soy, corn, canola and sugar (sugar beet) in the US is now GMO.
  3. Olestra/Olean (in chips): This chemical additive, a fat substitute, found in fat-free potato chips causes a dramatic depletion of fat-soluble vitamins and carotenoids, robbing us of the vital micro-nutrients.
  4. Potassium bromate (in flour): This chemical additive is found in rolls, wraps, flatbread, bread crumbs, and bagel chips as it helps strengthen dough to bake it faster. Bromine, a corrosive and toxic chemical has been linked to major organ system damage, birth defects, growth problems, schizophrenia, and hearing loss.
  5. Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT): These chemicals, considered a human carcinogen, a cancer-causing agent, are found in cereal, nut mixes/trail mixes, gum, butter, meat, dehydrated potatoes, and your favorite beer.
  6. Azodicarbonamide (in baked foods): This chemical additive is used as bleach and found in breads, frozen dinners, boxed pasta mixes, and packaged baked goods. This chemical has been linked to asthma and is primarily used in foamed plastics, like yoga mats and sneaker soles.
  7. Chloramphenicol (in honey): This antibiotic used on honey bees has been banned in the US for years, but can still be found in cheap supermarket honey (along with heavy metals) that comes from China. 75% of all honey in the US sold as US honey is in fact Chinese honey.
  8. Artificial coloring agents (in everything): These are found in an array of processed food items including cake and cake mixes, candy, macaroni and cheese, medicines, sport drinks, soda and pet food. Artificial dyes are used to make foods to seem more visually appealing to consumers. Most artificial colors are made from coal tar, which is also used to seal-coat products to preserve and protect the shine of industrial floors and also appears in head lice shampoos to kill off the small bugs.
  9. Ractopamine (in pork): It’s banned in the European Union, China, and Taiwan – but this dangerous drug is still found in 20% of all pork products.
  10. Arsenic (in chicken feed): Is added to chicken feed to promote growth, improve efficiency in feeding the birds, and boost pigmentation, which gives them the appearance of being more healthy and fresher. US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies inorganic arsenic as a “human carcinogen,”  yet it is still allowed to be used in chicken feed.
  11. Brominated vegetable oil or BVO (in soft drinks): Found in sports drinks and citrus-flavored sodas to prevent the flavoring from separating and floating to the surface of these beverages. Competes with iodine and may lead to thyroid issues, such as hypothyroidism, autoimmune disease, and cancer.

Time to wake up and retrace our steps back to the more “natural” and wholesome food that we humans are meant to eat.



CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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Alan Lee
Alan Lee 5pts

Why tomato photo? You kept on recycling without answering questions.

Joyce O'Hare
Joyce O'Hare 5pts

if you es are grown, you not USDA organic

Susie Kendrick
Susie Kendrick 5pts

Yes they poison The fruit and vegetables, then you have to go and and pay extra money for organic fruit and veggies. And the \U0001f4a7 is poison too

Stephanie Harris Ufer
Stephanie Harris Ufer 5pts

Jennifer Jorden-Stahling. I read this just after the 100 Crock pot meals. OMG!! Makes you want to just stop eating period!!

Ayurveda 5pts

You're welcome! :) Mehran Farahbakhsh

Chris Reed
Chris Reed 5pts

Sorry if I've put you off your kfc and sweet rolls

Becky Masilko
Becky Masilko 5pts

No wonder cancer is killing more Americans than anything else !!

Mehran Farahbakhsh
Mehran Farahbakhsh 5pts

thank you for informing us on poison in our food,,please continue

Rohini G Vinuth
Rohini G Vinuth 5pts

Everything is poisoned. Wonder what my future kids are gonna eat..

Anu Ahuja
Anu Ahuja 5pts

I think we should stop eating everything

Patsy Magill
Patsy Magill 5pts

How about ORGANIC food. Are we safe there?

Ayurveda 5pts

Thanks! :) Myrna Valderrama

Ayurveda 5pts

There are many unknown facts! Katie Hill :)

Katie Hill
Katie Hill 5pts

Amazing some of the stuff we eat and don't even know it

Ayurveda 5pts

You can switch to healthier options by understnding things better! Shirley Wilson :)

Shirley Wilson
Shirley Wilson 5pts

Why bother posting this cause if you live in America the food you eat is going to be toxic our govt allows it so unless you grow your own food your f----ked no matter what.

CA February
CA February 5pts

Rest of the western world has banned these ingredients but we haven't. Brilliant

Jay R LaBoy
Jay R LaBoy 5pts

One day is good for you the next day is bad for you..you just dont know what to eat anymore. Smh.

Sharyn Moreland
Sharyn Moreland 5pts

A must read... will make you sick to your inner being what the F

Ayurveda 5pts

Why horrible? Alia Haloua :)

Joanne Regensburg
Joanne Regensburg 5pts

For someone with an autoimmune disease, can you tell us what's safe to eat? Really confused..

Justin Janecka
Justin Janecka 5pts

GMO's are perfectly fine and they're alot safer than having outbreaks and epidemics due to poor organic handling. I grew up eating them everyday; they're perfectly safe.

Malkanthi Mahanama
Malkanthi Mahanama 5pts

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Joyce O'Hare
Joyce O'Hare 5pts

tomatoes are so bad if not organic, I live in the midst of fields where they grow them, the spraying of toxins is regular, and at the end they kill the plants with something awful that withers the vines in 24 hours.