Could you be eating these foods with ingredients that other countries already said NO to? And why are these foods still in American diet? Could American’s gut be somehow different with the rest of the world?

Americans are virtually poisoning themselves by still eating at least three foods that are already banned in different parts of the world, and Dr. Jayson Calton and Certified Nutritionist Mira Calton listed them in their book Rich Food, Poor Food.

Do Not Eat

Many of these foods contain questionable and harmful ingredients, with some linked to a number of diseases including cancer. Check the list:

Banned item number 1: Artificial food dyes

Where is it banned? Norway, Finland, Austria, France, and the U.K

Where is it found? Practically in everything an American eats: drinks, cake mixes, cheese, candies etc.

Artificial food dyes are made from petroleum – the same material used to make gasoline, diesel fuel, tar and asphalt – all those gory and yucky stuff you won’t put in your mouth. If that may be farfetched, then consider this: artificial dyes have been linked to different cancers including brain and other organs. Consumption of artificial food dye has also been linked to nerve-cell deterioration and hyperactivity.

Banned item number 2: Potassium bromate

Where is it banned? EU, Canada, and China – Yep even China already banned it.

Where is it found? It is found in breads, wraps, rolls, bagel chips, and bread crumbs – practically most bread products

Potassium bromate reduces baking time and to an extent cost of producing bread. But it is toxic and has been associated with kidney diseases, nervous system damage and even cancer.

Banned item number 3: Synthetic growth hormones rBGH and rBST

Where is it banned? Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, and the EU

Where is it found? Milk and dairy products

Growth hormones are generally bad. This is one part of anti-GMO’s advocacy we can all agree at. It can cause infertility, infection, excessive muscle growth and cancers. Even some meat eaters think that it’s unethical to use these hormones on our farm animals.

You might argue that the bad health effects can be avoided when you consume the above products in moderation. Maybe, but how exactly do you do that and is it better than simply banning the product that is inarguably detrimental to human health?