Reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals by replacing some of the toxic foods lurking in your fridge.
9. Full-fat milk
Animals high on the food chain can have high concentrations of industrial chemicals stored in their fat. Humans are at the top of the food chain.
Also: Other foods high on the food chain such as beef – pork – chicken – fish and other dairy.
Chemicals of concern: PCBs (insulators and coolants) – PBDEs (flame retardants) – dioxin and DDT.
The problem: The chemicals are long-lasting in the environment and in our bodies.
They can cause cancer – liver damage – birth defects – reproductive disorders and more – depending on the contaminant.
Simple switch: As often as you can eat low on the food chain – such as organic produce – grains and legumes.
Tip: Prioritize a plant-based low-fat diet.