One of the most commonly used metals in the world is aluminum.  Not surprising, as it can be found in everyday products such as cookware, baking soda, foil, non-dairy creamers, aspirin, deodorant, flour and so much more.  Even food additives – E-173, E521, E545, E-559 and more – have aluminum compounds in them.

People may naturally assume that with so many aluminum-containing ingredients that it’s good for the body. However, the agents from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have found research that says to the contrary.  The body needs iron, calcium, magnesium and sodium; it doesn’t need aluminum.  And, that’s because it can’t process it properly.

What happens to aluminum in the body? The body will actually store it, allowing it to amass in the kidneys, liver, lungs and thyroid. In the end, it can be dangerous to the body’s overall health.

 

5 Reasons To Stop Using Aluminum-Filled Products Today

1 – It Damages The Central Nervous System

Children who’ve been exposed to aluminum – usually from drinking water with high aluminum levels – have a higher chance of being diagnosed with autism.  Children who have kidney disease may also be diagnosed with bone and brain disease. Bone disease has been noted in children who are using aluminum-contained medications.  For adults, the exposure to aluminum can cause age-related neurological deficits that resemble the Guamanian variant ALS-PDS and Alzheimer’s

 

2 – Harmful To The Brain

According to research, aluminum can generate deadly, oxidative stress within the brain.  When the brain is exposed to excessive amounts of aluminum, it can cause a host of neurological diseases and illnesses – Alzheimer’s Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), chronic fatigue syndrome and MS.

 

3 – It Deprives The Body Of Important Nutrients

When the body is exposed to aluminum, this metal can deprive the body of the important nutrients it needs – iron, magnesium and calcium. Minute amounts of aluminum can enter the brain accumulate the cortex, hippocampus and other areas of the brain, making it susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease.

When more aluminum is in the brain than leaves it, it can result in intra-neuronal aluminum with advancing age. There are two kinds of toxic cell damage. Since it’s a pro-oxidant, it can lead to oxidative damage on its own and in combination with iron.

 

4 – Bone Tissue Damage

Since aluminum amasses in the body’s bone tissues, it can lead to weakened bones such as osteoporosis.

 

5 – Damage To The Body Cells

This metal places oxidative stress on the body’s cell, which can lead to aging and DNA damage.

 

Decrease Your Exposure To Aluminum

Aluminum, like lead, is a heavy metal. And, when noted in extremely large amounts, it’s lethal. It’s extremely difficult to steer clear of this metal because there’s a plethora of it on the planet.  There are steps, however, that you can take that’ll limit your exposure to it – not using processed foods, using cookware that’s aluminum-free and not using products that have aluminum hydroxide as an ingredient.

 

Foods That Naturally Eliminate Heavy Metals

There are certain foods that can eliminate metals and rebuild the body’s nerve tissues. Such foods include but are not limited to:

  • Blue green algae
  • Carrot juice
  • Cilantro
  • Garlic
  • Green tea
  • Onions

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