Many people are unaware that there are GMO foods on the market that are promoted as healthy and nutritious. It’s high time we put an end to this! One such product is Nutella.
Due to the powerful advertising, many are misled into believing that Nutella is a healthy food, without knowing that it actually packs 4 GMO ingredients. And, no matter how healthy the rest of the ingredients are, only one that’s been genetically modified is enough to affect your health. The 4 GMO ingredients in Nutella include:
Soy You may say that soy has been consumed by Asian civilizations for centuries, so how come it’s unhealthy for the Americans? But, what you don’t know is that soybeans in Asia are grown organically and are consumed in smaller amounts as opposed to the ones grown in western countries. Here soybean production is subjected to genetic engineering and soy is consumed in large quantities. What Nutella contains is soy lecithin, an emulsifier that has adverse effects on your health. Numerous studies have linked this ingredient to thyroid depression, uncontrolled weight gain, fatigue, late period, premature puberty and breast cancer.
This sugar is in fact made of sugar beet, which is not only inexpensive, but also abundant in chemicals such as pesticides. This is nothing like the natural sugar our body needs for proper function. The price of this refined sugar is what matters most to Nutella manufacturers, whereas the fact that this sugar is a known neurotoxin that crosses the blood barrier and destroys brain cells is disregarded. Research has linked refined sugars to ADD, ADHD, depression, autism, migraine, and anxiety.
Although milk products are generally associated with images of cows grazing grass on vast green meadows, it’s a completely different reality. The milk inside Nutella is from cows fed on GMO corn and vitamin supplements and treated with antibiotics in order to reduce costs. This eventually leads to poor quality milk. What we are talking about is odorless milk white liquid made of powdered milk, and powdered milk is abundant in bad cholesterol.
The label may say there are no artificial colors, but it doesn’t say no unnatural flavors. The vanillin used in Nutella is produced in factories in China and is a potential health treat as it can make us addictive by stimulating the receptors in the brain and secreting serotonin, the hormone of happiness. Similarly to sugar, it has neurotoxic properties that destroy brain cells.
If this doesn’t convince you that Nutella is not something you would want your kids to eat, nothing will.