Wellness - Nutrition | 5-18 yrs

Health Risks Of Hormones In Food

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Food is essential for human beings to survive. We have all grown up hearing stories on how food helps us to grow and rejuvenate, and also gives us energy to perform basic day-to-day functions.

Today, with more emphasis on health than ever before, we insist on carefully checking the ingredients as well as the expiry date of each item, and the freshness of fruits and vegetables. However, increased competition within the food industry has led to the birth of certain malpractices that includes loading foods with preservatives, pesticides and hormones. Yes! You read that right. Hormones.

According to an article titled Are you eating poison? By Swagata Yadavar published in yourstory.com in 2015, today, many foods present a risk to our health and well-being due to contaminants added to them. It states many examples such as:

  • Eggs – Although eggs are generally safe, some eggs come from industrialised farms where chickens are given synthetic hormones and antibiotics.
  • Milk – In many places, milk is adulterated by adding detergents and impure water.
  • Meat – Most cattle are given synthetic growth hormones so they grow fast.

So, there you have it. Even everyday essentials are not safe as they are loaded with contaminants. The health risks of hormones in food are numerous. Growth hormones are linked to cancer with an increased risk for prostate cancer. Ingesting hormones through meat can lead to obesity and can cause neurological problems. Foxnews.com says hidden hormones can bring about early puberty in kids and can cause hormonal imbalance in young girls.

To know more about the harmful effects of hormones in food, please flip through the pages of this ClipBook.

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