February 13, 2017
(NaturalBlaze.com) It’s hard to know what’s safe to eat sometimes. Sure, we know to avoid GMOs, high fructose corn syrup, and overly refined foods – but beyond that, it can get confusing.
Fortunately, we’re here with expert advice.
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We talked with specialists from eight different fields, to ask them what food they’d each be certain to avoid; their recommendations are below.
1. The Endocrinologist Won’t Eat: Canned Tomatoes
As Fredrick Vom Saal, endocrinologist at the University of Missouri, explains: The resin linings of tin cans contain bisphenol-A (more commonly known as BPA), a synthetic estrogen that has been linked to ailments ranging from reproductive problems to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Unfortunately, acidity (a prominent characteristic of tomatoes) causes BPA to leach into your food. Studies show that the BPA in most people’s body exceeds the amount that suppresses sperm production or causes chromosomal damage to the eggs of animals. “You can get 50 mcg of BPA per liter out of a tomato can, and that’s a level that is going to impact people, particularly the young,” says vom Saal. “I won’t go near canned tomatoes.”
2. The Farmer Won’t Eat: Corn-Fed Beef
As Joel Salatin, co-owner of Polyface Farms and renowned sustainable farming author, notes: Cattle evolved to eat grass, not grains. But farmers today feed their animals corn and soybeans,…