3. Processed meats
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