Enemies at Your Table: Deadliest Foods


6/15 – RAW HONEY

Raw honey

Raw honey doesn’t go through the pasteurization process in which harmful toxins are killed. As a result, this “ready-to-eat” product often contains grayanotoxin, which can cause dizziness, weakness, excessive sweating and nausea for the next 24-hours.

7/15 – TUNA


The problem with tuna consumption has not always existed but it has become a problem with the oceans’ contamination. Tuna absorbs large amounts of mercury, which – once processed by our body – passes through our kidneys or travels to our brain and other soft tissues. That’s why we should all control the doses of tuna we insert in our diet weekly, maybe substituting this delicious food with some other alternatives, which are less exposed to mercury.


Processed meat served in the plate

What are processed meats? They are a different variety of foods, such as hot dogs, bacon, sausages, ham or salami, corned beef, smoked meats, beef jerky and all those meats that have been processed by salting, curing, canning, drying or smoking. Processed meats usually contribute to high-blood pressure and other even more severe health issues. The negative consequences of their consumption derive from the high temperatures used to process these meats which then form nitrosamines which are carcinogenic.


Different breakfast cereals

Breakfast cereals fill out lots of shelves in every supermarket you get inside. They’re one of the favorite foods for our first meal of the day, because they’re simply delicious. What many people are not aware of is that these products are loaded with genetically modified organisms which affect our immune system. If you really can’t separate yourselves from breakfast cereals, maybe you could start considering some organic breakfast cereal alternatives!

10/15 – CHEESE

lots of cheese

Even though cheese is a valuable source of calcium – which strengthens our bones -, protein, phosphorus, riboflavin, zinc and some other vitamins (i.e., vitamin A, B12), we need to remind ourselves that cheese is a high-calorie food. All the positive nutrition factors that cheese has, may be destroyed in a second if we combine it with the wrong food partner. So, think twice before pouring it on your favourite nachos, “because it’s cheese, it  must be healthy!”?

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