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Avoid These 3 Foods
Artificial Food Dyes
Where they’re found: Cereals, baked goods, candy, sports drinks, soda, macaroni and cheese, and more.
Why they’re bad: Although food dyes add a vibrant pop of color to your food, they are reportedly made from chemicals extracted from petroleum. Petroleum is also used to make gasoline, diesel, and tar.
Why it’s bad: Farm-raised salmon are fed an unnatural diet of grains, antibiotics, and other drugs designed to fatten up the fish. Unsurprisingly, this lethal combination leaves the salmon with gray-toned flesh, which manufacturers then correct using pink synthetic astaxanthin—another petrochemical. Consider buying wild-caught salmon to get your dose of healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
Brominated Vegetable Oil
Where it’s found: Sports drinks and citrus-flavored sodas.
Why it’s bad: Brominated vegetable oil is basically a citrus flavor intensifier and a toxic, poisonous chemical. It is corrosive to the body, having been linked to organ system damage, birth defects, schizophrenia, and more.