Milk? Really?

It seems that the more research I do about nutrition and food related topics, the more discourage I’ve become.  Would you ever have thought that there’s silver in our milk, salad dressings and cheese?  I didn’t.  The article below will shock you because it did me.  Please note that the justification to why the food industry continues to add chemicals to our food, is because there’s not enough of the chemicals in one serving to kill anyone.  Really? That my friends is a lie!  I believe that the reason why we’re seeing the diagnosis of cancer escalating in addition to obesity, depression and the list goes on and on, is because our body can’t handle all the chemicals that we consume everyday. Stay out of the aisles at the grocery store, help the farmers and shop local, as well as, get organic milk.  Here’s the article:

The not-so-edible ingredient that makes milk white

Imagine you’re walking down the dairy aisle at your grocery store. Which gallon of milk do you pick up — one that’s bright and clean or one that appears dull and dingy?

Would you change your answer if you learned that the bright gallon of milk is lustrous because it’s full of silver? That’s right. Your dairy is full of metal, and it ought to concern you.

Dr. Caroline Cederquist, co-founder and medical director of BistroMD, says that many popular dairy products — like skim milk, mozzarella cheese and ice cream — are chock full of more than just nutrition. Flip to the ingredient label, and you’ll likely see a chemical called E171, which is another name for titanium dioxide (TiO2). This chemical is a type of metal infused with silver, and it is responsible for the bright white appearance of many of our favorite dairy products and processed foods.

“You can find this metallic element in sunscreen, toothpaste, paint, chewing gum and icing,” explained Cederquist. “It’s nearly impossible to avoid exposure over time.” And what’s worse? The Food and Drug Administration isn’t all that interested in limiting our exposure, because the agency claims that TiO2 is a safe food additive up to one percent of the food’s weight.

Concerned? While it’s challenging to completely ban TiO2 from our food supply, you can protect yourself from exposure by choosing healthy alternatives to sparkly milk. Cederquist says that consumers should self-select away from any processed product that looks a little too white and bright. For instance, pick up an olive oil based salad dressing rather than a bottle of processed ranch, because E171 is likely on the ingredient list of that perfectly white dressing.

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