Genetically modified foods linked to Alzheimer's...While some may argue that genetically modified (GM) foods do no harm and protect the environment, the truth is far from rosy.
GM foods pose a real danger to your health. A case in point is a new study showing that you could be increasing your Alzheimer's risk with every single bite you take from GM foods.
The problem is GM crops are drenched with Roundup weed killer. And the weed-killing chemical in Roundup (glyphosate) saturates the crops. When humans consume those crops — either as plants or as ingredients in processed foods — our bodies absorb glyphosate.
That means that if you eat processed foods that include soy, sugar, corn or wheat you're eating glyphosate.
Now, there are all kinds of ways glyphosate could be doing us harm. But there are two ways that researchers warn us this poison could increase our risk of Alzheimer's…
1) Glyphosate inhibits an enzyme the body uses to get rid of toxins. This pumps up inflammation that damages cellular systems in your brain.
2) Glyphosate binds minerals, which impedes the absorption of zinc. Zinc deficiency is one of the key markers for Alzheimer's.
You can start reducing the risk of Alzheimer's by kicking GM foods out of your diet. It seems impossible but an easy first step is to avoid processed foods that contain these four key ingredients: Soy, sugar, corn and wheat — and aren't labelled 'certified non-GMO.'