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Top 10 Foods to Avoid if You Want to Detox Your Body

  1. Cow’s milk

Cow’s milk may seem healthy. Milk manufacturers spend astronomical amounts of money on advertising so that you would believe that cow’s milk is healthy. In reality, most of the milk you find in grocery stores is heavily processed. It is heated, separated and then rejoined.

  1. Margarine

Many people believe that replacing butter with margarine is a healthier option. The problem with margarine is that it often has hydrogenated oils and trans fats. The process of how margarine is made may involve toxins such as hexane and nickel.

  1. Corn Oil

Corn oil may come with a lot of unhealthy fats and use genetically modified corn. If you are looking for natural replacements, buy organic coconut oil or hempseed oil.

  1. Artificial Sweeteners

Very few products are as bad for detoxification of a human body as artificial sweeteners are. You should avoid them at all costs. Instead, try honey or stevia. Stevia is a natural sweetener that is low in calories and does not negatively impact your health.

  1. Foods with artificial colors

Artificial colors consist of chemicals with a number of harmful toxins in them. You don’t want any of them in your body. Many artificial colors have coal tar in them, which is the same substance that is used to create street pavement. To make sure that you are making smart choices, always pay attention to the lists of ingredients of the foods that you buy.

  1. Olestra

Olestra was what the scientists came up with in the 1980s to replace fat. The problem with olestra is that it is unnatural fat. While some of the natural fats are very useful for your body, olestra does not bring any health benefits with it, which is why you want to stay away from it.

  1. Tuna

You can get tuna in all forms, from a steak to a salad. The issue with tuna is that tuna available in the United States contains mercury, which is why it is a smart decision to avoid it altogether. If you want to have some fish, try wild Alaskan salmon. This variety is typically very low in mercury.

  1. GMO Soy

Most people associate soy with vegetarian and vegan diets and think that soy is healthy. The problem with soy is that a lot of it in the United States comes from soybeans that have been genetically modified. If you want to have some soy, make sure it is 100% organic and does not have any GMOs in it.

  1. Processed meats

You don’t have to be a scientist to be able to tell that processed meats are not a good idea. Sometimes even looking at them is enough to start wondering about how it can make sense to eat something like this. Processed meats can be full of toxins and have very little nutritional value, which is why it is better to avoid them.

  1. Animal fats

Animal fat is any fat that comes from an animal. There is no problem with it if it comes from a clean animal, but a lot of grocery stores carry fats that come from animals that were fed with antibiotics, hormones, and steroids.