Do you know exactly what is in your food? And, no, I’m not talking about the ingredients that go into all the meals and dishes that you eat. I’m talking on a smaller level – all the particles and chemicals that are in the ingredients themselves. This may not be something that you think about all that often, but it is worth becoming more aware of what exactly is in your food for various health reasons. Read on to find out more about what should and shouldn’t be in the things you eat!
There has been a lot of media coverage of the effect of fertilizers on our food over the past few years. More and more people are becoming worried about the impact that these fertilizers and chemicals have on the body and, as a result, are turning to a completely organic diet. Thankfully, most of the dangerous fertilizers have been banned from being used on produce. However, there are still lots of studies looking into the effects of many others. If you would rather be safe than sorry, you might want to think about going completely organic.
Generally speaking, there isn’t much to worry about if there are traces of certain hormones in our food. In fact, some have been proven to help with weight loss and particular health conditions. One such hormone is HCG. This is naturally occurring in our body, but now lots of people are looking for foods that have been fortified with it, as it is a great weight loss aid. If you read a blog post like Comparing HCG Diet Hormones, you can find out more about how this hormone is being utilized by the diet industry. However, it is thought that some types of meat are now being injected with certain hormones to increase their shelf life.
Not each chemical found in food is bad news, though. In fact, some can help your body prevent and fight certain life-threatening diseases and health conditions, such as cancer, heart disease, and strokes. And these good chemicals are antioxidants. Naturally occurring in certain foods, you will find antioxidants in high levels in superfoods like avocado and blueberries. You’ll find a complete list of antioxidant-rich foods at sites like this one.
Have you ever heard of microbiotics? These are super small biotics that can also improve your health, much in the same way as antioxidants can. But probiotics are especially necessary for improving your digestive system, specifically your gut health. They are found in fermented foods and dairy products, but you will also find high levels of them in miso soup and dark chocolate. So, go on; treat yourself to that chocolate bar in the fridge!
As you can see, worrying about what exactly goes into your food can actually be beneficial for your health. So, it’s certainly worth taking closer notice of the ingredients list!
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