Surprising organic foods that can hurt your intestines

Surprising organic foods that can hurt your intestines

The "organic" label on foods gives people the sense that the food is healthy, tasty and good for them. While it is true that organic foods are grown without the use of chemicals, such as pesticides, unlike foods that are grown with traditional methods, and this fact makes them healthier, even these foods can sometimes give people intestinal problems. For those people who notice that they have the signs of intestinal distress, watching out for the following foods is a good start to getting to the bottom of the issue.

Wheat: This grain has long been the most popular grain used in a variety of foods. Filling, tasty and healthy, wheat can nevertheless cause people who are intolerant to its basic component, gluten, serious intestinal issues.

Cow's milk: This staple of childhood can actually lead to digestive issues, even though it does not contain the harmful hormones, antibodies and chemicals that are a cause for concern.

Soy: Once it became well known that products made with soy were not only safe to eat but also good for the body, it became the darling of the health food industry. This legume also became a staple in the diets of many vegans who were looking for a tasty source of protein.

Pork: Once touted as a great source of protein as well as a healthy alternative to red meat, pork can contain toxins that are difficult for humans to digest. This is typically caused by the animals' diet. Those who are sensitive should try to avoid pork.

Peanut butter: Unlike most other nuts, peanuts have a porous shell that is soft, allowing contaminants to bind to the nut. One such containment is a fungus that produces aflatoxin, a chemical that causes cancer. Eating peanuts can exacerbate existing fungal problems for some people.

 

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