This week’s “What’s REALLY in our Food” article is about another ingredient that is a danger when drinking soda: Bromiated Vegetable Oil, or BVO. BVO was first patented by chemical companies as a flame retardant. Yes, the same chemical that is used as a flame retardant in pajamas, matresses, etc. is also in some of your favorite sodas. According to this article on mercola.com, bromine has numerous health risks:Health Risks of Bromine
As mentioned, when you ingest or absorb bromine, it displaces iodine. The resulting iodine deficiency can in turn lead to anincreased risk for cancer of the breast, thyroid gland, ovary and prostate — cancers that we see at alarmingly high rates today. This phenomenon is significant enough to have been given its own name: the Bromide Dominance Theory.
Bromine is also toxic in and of itself. It can accumulate in your tissues, central nervous system, and breast milk, resulting in a number of health problems. One 1971 study published in the British Journal of Nutrition concluded that:
“These findings, in conjunction with previous animal studies and with the geographical differences in the use of brominated vegetable oils as food additives, suggest that the high bromine levels found in the fat of tissues from UK children are due to the use of these compounds.”
One 1983 animal study also found that rats receiving one percent BVO in their feed suffered impaired fertility, and at two percent, they became completely infertile.
Bromine is known to act as a central nervous system depressant, and can trigger a number of psychological symptoms such as acute paranoia and other psychotic symptoms. In fact, in an audio interview, physician Jorge Flechas reported that, between 1920 and 1960, at least 20 percent of all hospital admissions for “acute paranoid schizophrenia” were a result of ingesting bromine-containing products. In addition to psychiatric problems, bromine toxicity can manifest as:
- Skin rashes and severe acne
- Loss of appetite and abdominal pain
- Metallic taste
- Cardiac arrhythmias
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- Begin a pushup position but with your elbows on the ground and resting on your forearms. Your arms should be bent at a 90 degree angle.
- Arch your back slightly out rather than keeping your back completely straight.
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- Lower back down slowly to your starting position as you breathe in. Tip: Don’t let your back sag downwards.
- Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.
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- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- ⅓ cup coconut oil
- 3 eggs
- 2-4 Tbsp sucanat or turbinado sugar or maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup coconut flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1/2 c. chopped walnuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine the first 5 ingredients until well blended. Stir in the remaining 4 ingredients until combined. Put 10 paper liners in 12 cup muffin pan. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
- Bake at 350 degrees 20-25 minutes or until tops of muffins are golden brown.
Would you eat something with the following warning label?
If you are eating Low-fat or no-fat chips and crackers, you are consuming Olestra and this is the warning label that comes along with it. Not only does this product cause what they call “anal leakage”, but it stops the absorption of important vitamins and nutrients! What’s worse, is when they add the vitamins listed on the label above, they are synthetic. If you must have chips, stick with the regular fat ones. What you save in fat, you gain in other problems.
When it comes to nutrition, what better equation could there be than zero calories, zero grams of cholesterol and zero grams of fat? In January 1996, the FDA approved olestra as a food additive. Cut out the unhealthy cooking oil. Shred the package of shortening. Bury the stick of butter. Frito-Lay was among the first companies to jump on board, introducing its WOW! division of potato chips in 1998 to claim fat-free stomach satisfaction. But olestra proved to be a greedy chemical. It not only removed unwanted fat from foods but also negated the body’s ability to absorb essential vitamins. Side effects included cramps, gas and loose bowels, turning fat-free French fries into a foiled business fad. The FDA has kept olestra as a legal food additive to this day, though, leaving its health implications in the hands of individual consumers.
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