It is well know that some food selling in America is actually imported from China. And yes, food that comes from China is cheaper, but later we will pay a bigger price. It is about our health.
Here is a list of 10 foods from China that we all should avoid.
- Tilapia Fish
80% of tilapia sold in America is, in fact, Chinese. Tilapia is a bottom feeder, meaning that they consume everything they find. Taking into consideration the water pollution in China, the consumption of anything that has been raised in the water is extremely dangerous. According to one study, tilapia is even more harmful than bacon.
- Cod Fish
Half of the Cod in America is actually produced in China. Again the feeding issues and pollution there make its consumption is far from safe. These exports have been even restricted in China.
- Apple Juice
It is a well-known fact that China includes dangerous pesticides on fruits and half of the apple juice in the U.S. is from China. The Chinese government has banned these pesticides, but they are still included in use. Therefore, it is safer to make your own apple juice from local organic apples.
- Processed Mushrooms
34% of all processed mushrooms in the U.S. are imported from China and their process of production is unknown. Therefore, buy your mushrooms from local farms or American-based or Canadian-based ones.
- Chinese Garlic
Over 31% of the garlic we use is actually Chinese and its process of production, just like in the case of other foods, includes pesticides. Mainly methyl bromide, which is harmful to your health.
The sale of chicken from China in America has been approved by the US Department of Agriculture in 2013. Yet, in this case, as well you need to consider the pollution in China and the feeding issue, as well as the fact that it is frequently plagued with foodborne illnesses, like avian flu.
- Plastic Rice
Numerous reports nowadays suggest that the rice imported from China these days is not even real rice, but a mixture of resin and potato. Facts prove that this plastic rice can be found on the American market, so make sure you buy your rice from trusted places, in order to prevent numerous health issues.
- Black Pepper Mud
It is of the highest importance to be sure of the quality of the product you are buying. Namely, one Chinese vendor was found to offer mud instead of black pepper.
- Industrial Salt
Any salt that has been imported from China may include industrial salt, which may lead to numerous health risks such as hypertension, stroke, or high blood pressure.
- Green Peas
Research has found fake green peas in China, produced with soybeans, snow peas, green dye, and sodium metabisulfite, which is a compound commonly used as a preservative and bleach.
The use of this dye has been banned due to its cancer-causing properties, and it also inhibits the natural absorption of calcium in the body. The fake green peas do not get soft during boiling, and it leaves a green color in the water.
Therefore, these shocking facts about the foods that are commonly found on the market nowadays should instruct you to choose and use only organic, and local foods in order to protect your health and the health of your family.