Does your food or vitamin supplements contain Glyphosate?
Glyphosate is the most used pesticide in the world and has the highest public profile of any chemical used in food production. In 2015 WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer identified glyphosate as a “probable carcinogen”. This has made consumers across the globe requesting transparency regarding the levels of glyphosate in their food and supplements. Glyphosate causes deficiency in the essential amino acids blocking our body’s ability to process and absorb our foods. Glyphosate also damages our gut lining, causing leaky gut.
How do you know Glyphosate is lurking in your nutrition?
The Detox Project started testing in 2016. The alarming results are glyphosate does not merely exist on the exterior of the plant rather it is absorbed into the plant. It cannot be removed by washing or through the cooking or baking process. The Detox Project, an FDA-registered food testing laboratory recently launched the Glyphosate Residue Free label. Look for this label to come on our food items!
Most common foods with glyphosate:
♣ Non-organic cereals and grains
♣ Non-organic fruits and vegetables
♣ GMO foods, such as soy, corn, and canola.
♣ Additives -corn syrup, maltodextrin, fructose, baking powder, natural flavors
♣ Breads, muffins, crackers, cookies, and snacks- potato chips, corn chips
How to protect yourself?
Probiotic Foods and Supplements – Glyphosate kills important living bacteria in our gut. One way to insulate yourself from this damage is to increase the number of dietary probiotics you consume each day. The best natural sources of probiotics are fermented foods – think sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, yogurt, and apple cider vinegar.
Manganese Supplements – Glyphosate is a strong chelator of minerals. Studies show that Roundup can deplete manganese levels in plants and animals. Deficiency in manganese can poor gut health, cognitive decline, and decreased mitochondrial function.