Think twice before buying sugar-coated chocolate or jelly-like candy.
A study by the European Food Safety Authority found that more than 3,000 popular over-processed foods contain toxic titanium dioxide.
Which is used in house paint.
According to a report published on the”It is Not That” website, this type of food is by no means safe for the human body.
Hundreds of studies have shown that these chemicals damage DNA and cause cell changes.
“Titanium dioxide is a synthetic food dye, This chemical is also used in house paints to make it look brighter.”said Aurora Meadows, a U.S. nutritionist and member of the study.
He added: “We don’t know exactly why manufacturers are using it. They may think that this chemical is safe for coloring candy coated with sugar.”
“Manufacturers are using titanium dioxide to create a dull white coating on the candy before applying the sugar, just as the primer is used before painting the walls of the house, ” he explained.
“You’ll notice that sugar-coated candies, such as M&M or skittles, have a white or dull white coating under the sugar coating.”
“Titanium dioxide is also used in a variety of low-fat or fat-free salad dressings, dairy foods, pet foods, and baked goods for a dull-white complexion, “Aurora Meadows was quoted as saying in the Handbook of Food Science, Technology and Engineering.
However, the nutritionist also mentioned two limitations of the study.
One is not to evaluate the effects of these chemicals on body composition. And the other is that the risk of cancer has not been reviewed.
Therefore, the nutritionist advises to choose fresh fruits, nuts, vegetables, unprocessed grains and seed type foods instead of handing over these processed foods to self or children.