20 Seemingly Healthy Foods That Can Actually Kill You



GMOs

GMOs or Genetically Modified Organisms have been a godsend to parts of the world that weren’t able to feed their people. Heartier vegetables and wheat have managed to grow where they couldn’t before.

The problem is that the mutations have led to some pretty drastic side effects. One recent study fed a large amount of genetically modified food to rats and these rodents ended up with weakened immune systems, brain and livers problems and growth of pre-cancerous cells.

Pickles

Pickles and other fermented foods can certainly be handy, because they last last longer than other foods. The problem is that some studies are finding that fermented foods have a chemical known as N-nitroso can actually increase the risk of certain cancers.

Smoked Meats

While smoked meats can be awfully tasty, they can actually be quite dangerous too. The meats that are smoked tend to soak up quite a bit of tar and other carcinogens that have been linked to bowel cancer.

Artificial Sweeteners

People who have a high intake of artificial sweeteners can actually see a gain in weight, but they are also taking in a chemical called aspartame. This particular chemical takes the place of sugar, but it can also lead to an increase in brain tumors