Cleansing is very important for anyone especially those who regularly eat processed foods. Processed foods are full of toxins, such as preservatives, artificial flavors and colorings, some of which are known to cause cancer. They have also lost a tremendous amount of nutritive value as a result of the act of processing, which alters the makeup of the food.
One of the most commonly used sweeteners is aspartame, a controversial compound. Aspartame has been surrounded by controversy since animal studies have shown that it can lead to the accumulation of formaldehyde after ingestion. One of the breakdown products of aspartame in the intestines is methanol, which is also a toxic compound. However, low levels of aspartame have not yet shown a direct symptom in humans, so it is presumed safe in foods by government standards. There is a problem with this hypothesis, but because there are many processed products containing aspartame, many people consume processed foods that contain large amounts of this sweetener. This will affect the level of health or long-term effects on humans.
Most processed foods contain added colorings and synthetic agents. Based on the idea that we “eat with our eyes”, a lot of food manufacturers choose to add color to make foods look more appetizing, although the original food is not colored. Various colors are used for many synthetic compounds. The compounds that cause color in natural foods are some of the most important phytonutrients. However, this loss of color means the loss of nutritional value, which can also mask synthetic compounds if the food is artificially colored.
A great concern in processed foods is the usage of preservatives. The most commonly used preservatives are sulfites and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT). Some of the many additives in processed foods are believed to compromise the structure and function of the body, and propose detriment to the development of the skin, lungs, and psycho-behavioral conditions.
Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) are being assessed for the potential damage they may cause to genetic material contributing to cancer. Sulfites are found to exacerbate asthma in some children and adults.
Synthetic colorings have been found to cause allergic reactions in susceptible individuals and are known to promote conditions such as ADHD, asthma, urticaria and atopic dermatitis. Therefore, keeping away from these foods and other chemical additives can greatly contribute to good health.
True, if you regularly consume processed foods, baked goods, dairy products and sugar laden sweets, you will likely have a cumulative toxic build up in the liver, kidneys, blood, lungs, and most especially the colon where they are sitting in rotting foods and excrement. By simply eliminating these foods, you will kick off a body cleanse, which will help to purge toxins from your system. Replacing these foods with whole foods including fresh vegetables and fruits is vital for body cleansing.
Toxins such as preservatives and pesticides can be stored in fatty tissues where they fester and lead to cell mutations that can cause cancer. Only natural cleansing can help you get rid of these toxins and learning to have healthy eating habits can help you avoid diseases in the future.