A new report by the American Academy of Pediatrics finds that the many chemicals we are being exposed to through our foods is making us sick, and that due to their size, and the fact that their bodies are still developing, the highest impact may be on the health of our children.
These chemicals come in the form of insecticides, and artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives, which are added to processed foods, but also includes packaging materials that allow harmful chemicals to leach into our foods.
According to the article below, “Today, more than 10 000 chemicals are allowed to be added to food and food contact materials in the United States, either directly or indirectly, under the 1958 Food Additives Amendment to the 1938 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) (public law number 85-929).”
These chemicals are linked to obesity, ADHD, and many chronic illnesses. The danger posed by these additives is very real, and should not be ignored.
The advice given to pediatricians on how to advise their patients is the same that I have been giving to you all along.
- Avoid using plastic and plastic containers to store your food
- Avoid microwaving food in plastic containers
- Eat fresh and frozen foods
- Eat whole foods
- Eat real, nutrient dense foods (foods your body recognizes as food)
- Avoid processed, and packaged foods
- Avoid nitrates
- Store foods in glass containers
- Avoid canned foods, because they are lined with a plastic coating to prevent corrosion.
For even more information, read the article below.