On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m talking about 3 foods and drinks containing higher levels of arsenic.
Should you still eat them?
Let’s find out.
A study out of Dartmouth College showed today’s diets are becoming a bigger contributor to overall total arsenic exposure.
The increase of arsenic in our foods and drinks may be attributed to:
Unfortunately, this means we’re consuming more arsenic via the foods we eat and the liquids we drink.
Arsenic is a well known carcinogen, meaning it is capable of causing several types of cancer.
Although low levels of arsenic haven’t been shown to cause immediate health problems, consistent over consumption of these 3 arsenic loaded foods may cause issues in the long-term.
The following 3 foods high in arsenic, actually include 2 well known health foods.
This one may surprise you.
Yes, the cruciferous vegetable, brussels sprouts.
It seems the inorganic arsenic in the soil is attracted to the sulphur compounds in this health food.
However, before you start celebrating that you don’t have to eat brussels sprouts anymore, keep reading as I give you my 2 cents on this, in just a little bit.
This one is not as shocking as the last one, right?
Arsenic was found to be especially higher in:
Dark meat fish has been shown to be high in arsenic due to the arsenic that naturally exists in seawater.
Arsenic naturally exists in the following types of dark meat fish:
I wanted to share this video post for 2 reasons.
I also do not want you to become one of those over obsessed health freaks, that is scared to eat food.
Orthorexia is an actual medical condition when you have an unhealthy focus and obsession on eating in a healthy way.
This is no way to live your life.
We have to eat something, and unfortunately we can only control so much.
With that said, I still classify brussels sprouts and dark meat fish, as Live Lean approved foods.
These are much better options than the highly processed foods most people eat.
So rather than throwing your hands up in the air, because you don’t know what to eat, I still recommend you eat brussels sprouts and dark meat fish, and so do the researchers in the study.
The advise is it may be better to eat these foods occasionally, rather than every single day.
Let’s be real, who actually eats brussels sprouts every day?
It’s a well known issue that our water and soil, and the pesticides being sprayed on our food crops, are making even the most healthy foods, like brussels sprouts and fish, less healthy.
It’s a shame, but it’s reality.
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