Have you heard of silver nanoparticles?
They are these small, silver particles (hence the name) that are often used to boost the absorption rate of nutrients in organisms. Because of this property, they are often added to pesticides and even used as a preservative to lengthen the shelf life of processed foods. What you aren’t being told is that these little guys can cause you cellular damage, kidney disorders, headaches, stomach pain, fatigue, and irritation in your skin.
So, my dinner may be a one-way ticket to the hospital? I can imagine you’re upset too.
The dangers of silver nanoparticles are enough of a reason to make sure you avoid consuming them at all costs. The problem is that they’re invisible, odorless, and tasteless. The perfect enemy. Use of them should be banned, because the problems caused by their toxic properties and the ways they’re used are absolutely disgusting:
1. Nanoparticles Can Damage Cell Health Within The Brain
Research has been done to test the effects of silver nanoparticles on animal health. Results showed reduced cognitive and motor function in test animals, and damaged cell structures within the brain. Do we really want a toxic ingredient being added to our food? Especially when it can lead to brain damage?
Silver nanoparticles can also lead to toxicity in neurons, which can further impair physiological function. When your body digests these dangerous particles, they flow throughout your body and straight into your brain, heart, and bloodstream. This can make it harder to pump blood, and also impair your motor skills. You’ll suddenly be exposed to a number of heart problems, like heart failure, blood clots, and more.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, nanoparticles also attack and kill the good and bad bacteria in your digestive tract. This can damage the lining of your tract, and because they’re disrupting the balance of bacteria in your gut, you may experience serious immune deficiencies.
2. Silver Nanoparticles Have Been Detected On Fruit
A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry measured the amounts of nanoparticles left on fruit after washing and rinsing. The study was conducted as follows:
1. Pears were immersed in a nanoparticle solution
2. They were quickly removed, then washed and rinsed multiple times
3. The pears sat for 4 days, and were then inspected
The nanoparticles were still attached to the skin, despite the multiple attempts to wash them. In processed foods, the particles usually come from the packages themselves to help preserve the food. This also lets the particles penetrate the actual contents of the bag, filling the food with toxic particles. Guess that’s just another reason to stay away from processed food.
3. Protecting Yourself Isn’t Easy
The FDA has acknowledged that silver nanoparticles are not safe, but companies are still not required to test for them, or include them on the labels of packages. They have the golden ticket to shove them down your throats.
Make sure you do your best to buy whole foods, or grow your own produce in your garden. You can keep the chemicals out of your body, and enjoy the taste of freshly picked vegetables. Nanoparticles are at the core of cheap, mass production. The last thing you need is the poison they provide.