Diet

7 American Foods that are Banned in other Countries

Often we don’t realize what food we are putting into our body because we never think there is something bad being sold to us. I personally never realized how many foods here in the United States are actually banned in other countries.

Think of all the toxins and the chemicals that other countries realize are harming their citizens. In the United States we eat foods that are simply too toxic to eat! Here is a list of foods you should reconsider buying the next time you’re at the grocery store:

1. Farm-raised salmon:

Raised on wholly unnatural diet of grains along with a concoction of antibiotics and other drugs. Typically the fish are actually left grayish with this diet so they are fed synthetic astaxanthin to make them more colorful. Synthetic antaxanthin made form petrochemicals has not been approved for human consumption. Consider buying wild caught instead of farm-raised.

Banned in: Australia and Russia

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2. Citrus-flavored sodas and sport drinks

sold in the US contain a synthetic chemical called brominated vegetable oil(BVO). BVO causes reproductive and behavioral problems in large doses.

Banned in: over 100 countries

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3. Processed foods:

more than 3,000 food additives – preservatives, flavorings, colors and other ingredients are added to US foods. All of which are banned in other countries based on research showing toxicity and hazardous health effects.

Banned in: The EU, Norway and Austria

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4. Arsenic-based foods

are used in the US to make animals grow quicker and make the meat appear pinker. The FDA says these products are safe because they contain organic arsenic. However, studies suggest that organic arsenic can transform into inorganic arsenic which has been found in store bought chickens.

Banned in: EU

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5. Bread with Potassium bromate:

potassium bromate is an additive to commercial breads and bakes goods. Potassium bromate is linked with kidney and nervous system damage, thyroid problems and gastrointestinal discomfort.

Banned in: Canada, China and the EU

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6. Artificial food dyes:

found in cereals, baked goods, candy, sports drinks, soda, mac n cheese and ore. Dyes make food look appealing but they are made form chemicals from petroleum. Petroleum is also found in gasoline and tar.

Banned in: Norway, Finland and France

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7. Azodicarbonamide:

found in frozen dinners, boxed pasta, packaged baked goods and some breads. This chemical is used in foamed plastics and has been linked to asthma.

Banned in: Australia, the UK and the EU

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