What is the number one source of aluminum in the diet?
Speaking of toxic metallic elements, there continues to be growing concern about aluminum exposure and the development of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimers. But how are we exposed?
This is how much you get cooking acidic foods like tomato sauce in an aluminum pot for an hour. Aluminum is also added to childhood vaccines as an immune irritant to improve efficacy, but it’s come under fire from some parenting groups. This is how much you get smoking a pack of cigarettes, and this is how much you get if you use aluminum-containing antiperspirants. But researchers just found a food item that blows these other sources away.
What do you think it is? Is it Brussell sprouts—many of you wish it were Brussel spouts. Cheese, chicken, eggs, fish, or shellfish.
The highest natural levels of aluminum are found in shellfish, but the highest levels overall is in cheese. Why? Just like the poultry industry adds arsenic to chicken, the dairy industry adds aluminum to cheese, the number one source of aluminum in the diet.
Why would they do that? The aluminum salts produce a “smooth, uniform film around each fat droplet” to prevent something called fat bleeding and to give the cheese a softer texture and “desirable slicing properties.”
So if you’re a parent worrying about the aluminum in vaccines, every grilled cheese sandwich you give your kids, is like injecting them with a dozen aluminum containing vaccines.
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