Over our lifetime there are many toxins we ingest daily, without realizing it.
So, How Can Our Foods Contain Toxins?
Loosely noting that the dictionary defines the meaning of “toxins” as poison, we certainly have to give this some consideration. Though food in a pristine state, when grown organically, unprocessed and of course, not subject to the irradiation process (for containing bacterial contaminants), has the lowest toxicity levels we can hope for, there are unfortunately pollutants in our soils and air that have accumulated over time.
Pollution, at least for now is here to stay, but toxic pollution of our foods is on the rise. This has been going on for decades and is a direct byproduct of the food processing industry. Liver overload is not only caused by toxins from foods, but also from some prescription drugs, which almost everyone has taken at sometime or other in their lives and some elderly have been known to take a dozen or more on a daily basis. Some drugs even require regular blood work in order to monitor toxicity level variations that they remain below some critical level.
True, some manufacturers have announced the removal of certain additives from their “prepared” foods; it is as a pebble of sand on our ocean shore. It is certainly a step in the right direction, but to even hope for the removal of all additives from our prepared foods would be like asking the automobile industry to go back to the Model-T ford, as an example. The consumer would lose all the “additives” convenience that has been built-up over all of those decades, making for a very unhappy customer.
Why Are We Not given Toxin Levels on Food Labels?
First of all, it must be noted here that very few food additives could be given total non-toxicity status, depending on the criteria used, so this could then qualify most foods to be labeled, since virtually all contain even a minute level of additives, whether it be a flour conditioner or color modifier. This would become very costly for the manufacturer and could also cause much hardship and loss of business due to consumer awareness.
Our Own Prevention
We just should be thankful that this “miraculous human body” was designed to detoxify itself by producing ant-bodies to protect us from constantly invading toxic substances from whatever their source.