We Love These American Foods, But Other Countries See The Dangers
If you live in America (which we all do), chances are you’ve eaten these American foods. I mean, how do you avoid them? Food companies have made it their mission over the years to sell products with fancy marketing. Sadly, many of them include terrible ingredients for our bodies and minds.
Why are these products so bad? That’s a great question, and one we will dive into. To make it simple to understand, all fifteen of these American food items include either dyes, preservatives, flavorants, and/or pesticides. When these are added to our foods, there is a higher chance of health and even behavior issues.
According to Forbes, 129 million kids worldwide from the ages of 5-19 years old have ADHD. But is there a correlation between ADHD and the food that our children are eating? The Child Mind Institute conducted a study about just that, which you can read about here. In a nutshell, ADHD is not caused by eating a sugary diet, but it definitely makes the symptoms of ADHD, and other behavioral issues in children, worse.
The Instagram Post That Initially Inspired Me
Thanks to @TheOliveOilQueen and @Reallytanman on Instagram for doing the initial research and putting this list together. I have also gone a step further and provided links and information that you can take with you next time you go to the grocery store.
Knowledge is power! The more we know about what we are putting inside our bodies, the healthier we can be in the long run.
Why Clean Your Fruits And Veggies?
Before we break down these 15 food that are illegal in other countries, why is it important to buy organic and clean your fruits and vegetables?
According to EWG’s 2022 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, “More than 90 percent of samples of strawberries, apples, cherries, spinach, nectarines and grapes tested positive for residues of two or more pesticides. Kale, collard and mustard greens, as well as hot peppers and bell peppers, had the most pesticides detected, 103 and 101 pesticides in total, respectively.” So, wash your fruits and veggies, because the long-term effects of pesticides can be harmful.