When most individuals think of poison, they probably associate the word with toxic chemicals and skull warning labels. While focusing on the true definition of poison, it's simply a substance with the ability to make an individual ill or cause death when absorbed or consumed. If we look at some of the ingredients in our modern-day food supply, however, we'll notice some common foods can be considered poisonous, as they can make us ill and encourage fatal diseases to develop. Avoid the following commonly consumed foods, as they can be unhealthy or downright poisonous.
You may think you are refueling your body and topping up on electrolytes after sweating, but sport drinks within America contain some harsh chemicals. All the major name brands use brominated vegetable oil in their citrus-flavored beverages and sports drinks. Vegetable oil doesn't sound too bad, right? Well, brominated vegetable oil was originally patented as a flame retardant. It is known to increase an individual's risk of cancer and autoimmune diseases, as well as a wide range of other problematic symptoms. The worst part is, it's known to bioaccumulate in human tissue. Get into the habit of drinking more water and ditch these toxic products. If electrolytes are necessary, there are healthier options out there.