The market is full with foods that contain traces of GMOs but most people do not have information about these foods that are often presented as healthy! This is the case of the famous Nutella chocolate spread, which contains many genetically modified ingredients. Here are some truths to know about this iconic product.
Nutella: the star among the spreads
Nutella is a legendary product that everyone loves to spread on toast or pancakes. This product through its manufacturer Ferrero, enjoys a very strong advertising, which presents it as a healthy food, while it contains four ingredients that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that may affect your health.
Here are the 4 components that contain traces of GMOs in Nutella
Soy is a plant consumed for centuries in Asia. Then how to explain the fact that it is considered to be unhealthy in the US? In Asia, soy is consumed in small amounts and it is grown organically, unlike western countries where soy production is undergoing genetic manipulation and where it is consumed in large quantities. And Nutella contains soy lecithin, an emulsifier that has adverse health effects. Indeed, many scientific studies have established a link between this component and thyroid disorders, uncontrolled weight gain, fatigue, early puberty and breast cancer.
The sugar in Nutella is produced from sugar beet, a product that is not only cheap, but is also full of chemicals such as pesticides. And our bodies need natural sugar to function properly. The amount of refined sugar (from sugar beet) in this product is frightening. There are 21 grams of sugar in just 2 tablespoons of Nutella! Sugar is a neurotoxin that crosses the blood-barrier and destroys brain cells. Numerous scientific studies have linked refined sugar in attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, depression, autism, migraine, anxiety, etc.
Dairy products are generally represented (on packaging, commercials, etc.) with cows that graze on green pastures. But the reality is totally different! The Nutella content in milk comes from cows fed with genetically modified (GMO) corn and treated with antibiotics with aim to reduce production costs.
Result: the milk of these cows is of a low quality. But the fact is that the milk used to produce Nutella is an odorless white liquid consisted of milk powder rich in bad cholesterol.
Although the labeling of this product indicates that there are no artificial colors, it contains artificial flavors. Vanillin used to make Nutella is produced in factories in China. This component can cause addiction because it stimulates receptors in the brain to secrete serotonin, the famous happiness hormone. Like sugar, vanillin has neurotoxic properties that destroy brain cells.
So if after reading this article we believe that you are convinced that Nutella is a harmful product, which can poison your and your children’s health!