3. Pro­cessed meats

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What ex­actly are pro­cessed meats? This is a long list that in­cludes, but is not limited to, sausages, hot dogs, ba­con, and most lunch meats like bologna or pi­mento loaf.

Re­searchers wrote in the jour­nal BMC Medicine that the ex­ces­sive salts and chem­i­cals that were used when mak­ing pro­cessed meats were dam­ag­ing to your health. The study showed that 1 in ev­ery 17 peo­ple who were in­volved in the study died and those who ate 160 grams or more of pro­cessed meats in­creased their risk of early death as much as 44 per cent within 12 years, as op­posed to those who ate 20 grams or less. This study in­volved peo­ple from 10 coun­tries and went on for al­most 13 years.

Pro­cessed meats con­tain nu­mer­ous chem­i­cals and preser­va­tives, in­clud­ing sodium ni­trates, which make them look ap­peal­ing and fresh but are well-known

4. Mi­crowave pop­corn

Those lit­tle bags of pop­corn are so con­ve­nient to just stick in the mi­crowave, you wouldn’t think for a minute that they could be dan­ger­ous to your health. They are, though.

First, let’s talk about the bag it­self. Ac­cord­ing to Wikipedia, con­ven­tional mi­crowave pop­corn bags are lined with a chem­i­cal called per­flu­o­rooc­tanoic acid (PFOA). This is a toxin you can find in Te­flon also. Ac­cord­ing to a re­cent study at the Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, PFOA is linked to in­fer­til­ity in women. Nu­mer­ous stud­ies on lab an­i­mals and hu­mans show that ex­po­sure to PFOA sig­nif­i­cantly in­creases the risk of kid­ney, blad­der, liver, pan­creas and tes­tic­u­lar can­cers.

Now, let’s talk about the contents. Although ev­ery man­u­fac­turer uses slightly dif­fer­ent in­gre­di­ents, most of them use soy­bean oil (a GMO prod­uct) as well as var­i­ous preser­va­tives such as propyl gal­late, a chem­i­cal that causes stom­ach prob­lems and skin

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