We live in a place full of people are trying to live healthier. And we all know that the heath is coming first through the mouth and the food we eat. So, you should know that there are some foods banned in other countries but not in America!
There are eight foods banned in many other countries but allowed in America. That’s a very serious omission and you should know everything about it! And maybe it’s not an omission, maybe the FDA just likes better the profit than the health of the citizens. Next time you try to buy something “healthy” from the store, think twice before buying.
1. Fat-free foods containing Olestra/Olean
We’ve been told that ‘fat-free’ and ‘light’ foods are better for us, but what you may not know is that many of these foods contain Olestra, a fat substitute which can cause anal leakage and vitamin deletion.
- Found in: Many fat-free foods, especially chips and other processed snacks
- Banned in: Canada, the UK and many others
2. Meat filled with antibiotic
Another one of our foods banned in other countries but America is the meat filled with antibiotic. Antibiotics are commonly used in th US. They feed the farm animals with them to cause them to grow faster. Also they do that in order to protect them from illnesses caused by the filthy conditions of their dwellings. This practice may be linked to an increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which is a huge danger to both humans and animals
- Found in: Factory-farmed beef, poultry and salmon
- Banned in: European Union Zealand and Australia
3. Poultry containing arsenic
Maybe some of you know, arsenic is a very dangerous poison. And go figure, they use this chemical in some chicken feed to make the meat appear pinker and fresher.
- Found in: Poultry
- Banned in: The European Union, since 1999
We hope that you’ve learned something more about the foods banned in other countries, but allowed in America.
If you really want to lead a healthy life please make it a habit to read the labels. Also, choose grass-fed meats, keep a look out for strangely-colored food items, and go organic whenever possible.
4. Genetically engineered foods
Although we don’t yet know the long-term effects of GMOs on humans, we do have evidence that they may be catastrophic for animals’ health. Some research has found that animals fed diets containing genetically modified foods have suffered tumors, birth defects, intestinal and organ damage and sterility by the third generation.
- Found in: Papayas, corn, soy, and certain other crops
- Banned in: Germany, France, Greece, Austria, Luxembourg and Hungary
5. Artificial food colorings
Some artificial food coloring and dyes are derived from petroleum. That’s the same petroleum used to make gasoline, asphalt and tar. It’s obvious that people shouldn’t be consuming this stuff. Mainly because it can cause brain cancer, hyperactivity in children, and nerve-cell deterioration.
- Found in: Pretty much everything processed and non-organic that does not get its color from real fruits, vegetables, spices or herbs.
- Banned in: Norway, Austria, France, the UK and Finland
6. Hormone-infused meat and dairy
Some farms (especially factory farms) inject synthetic hormones like rBGH and rBST into cows to boost growth and milk production. These fake hormones are not only bad for the animals. They have also been linked to breast, colon, and prostate cancers and infertility in humans.
- Found in: Cow’s milk and dairy products
- Banned in: The European Union, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Japan.
7. Drinks containing brominated vegetable oil (BVO)
This brominated vegetable oil is added to some sports drinks and sodas because it acts as an emulsifier. That means that it stops the beverage’s flavor from separating and floating to the top of the drink. Too much of this nasty stuff can cause thyroid problems, autoimmune diseases, cancer, organ system damage and birth defects.
- Found in: Sports drinks and some citrus flavored sodas
- Banned in: Over 100 countries
8. Foods containing flour bleached with azodicarbonamide (ADA)
Usually, the flour naturally whitens in about a week. However, this is apparently too long for some American food companies. So to whiten their flour quickly they use a chemical called azodicarbonamide (ADA). This chemical can be found in rubber products including yoga mats. ADA is linked to increase the risk of asthma, allergies, and skin problems.
- Found in: White flour, boxed pasta, processed bread and baked goods
- Banned in: Many countries including Singapore, where a food manufacturer can get up to 15 years in prison for adding it to their food products.