Superfoods: Not All Health Food Is Healthy, Some Of It Will Kill You [2 Pics]

Submitted by: fancylad 1 year ago in News & Politics
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Organic? Raw? Vegan? Gluten-free? Kosher? How can something that looks so good for you kill you? Just more proof that if you call something organic, vegan, gluten-free and whatever buzz words the guy at Whole Foods is jabbering about can be packaged and sold -- even if it's not all that good for you.

Take for example, these raw, organic apricot kernels. Sure, vitamin B7 is good for you, but you can get it other ways other than from apricot kernels, especially if apricot kernels aren't 100 percent safe, as the warning on the package says...

WARNING: Sweet apricot kernels contain amygdalin (Vitamin B17) which can cause symptoms of cyanide poisoning when eaten in excess.

DO NOT EAT MORE THAN 8 SEEDS PER DAY. See a doctor immediately if you experience symptoms like nausea, fever, headache, or low blood pressure. Do not eat if you are pregnant or nursing. Not intended for children.

Sunfood literally fucking tells you their health food cause cyanide poisoning. Oh wait, no, my mistake, they tell you that they cause symptoms of cyanide poisoning. Well, you know what else causes symptoms of cyanide poisoning? Cyanide.

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There are 12 comments:
Male 1,255
Are there any vegans on here that can clear this up? Why the hell would anyone want to eat the pits of apricots?
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Male 2,419
@lalaPanCakes Sure, The world if filled with people who don't think, people who think exactly the opposite of what people say and then there are those who wear tin foil hats. in the vegan community the latter show up as the ones waving around carrots like magical wands. now, I am pretty sure that say eating an apple would be healthier then something coated in sugar and fat. i do not however think for one second that my vegan diet is going to be a cure all and turn me into a superhuman being. (i.e. it's important to put the right fuel into an engine, but it will never perform above it's peak capacity) i posted above though how it was claimed to work on cancer... When i was taking care of my mum (terminal cancer) and i read an article on how green tea was shrinking tumors you can bet your ass though her tea changed colour over night. Desperation holds a certain sway? i posted a comment on how it was used for a cancer treatment (no proven effect: underline underscore)
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Male 1,255
Oh, bless! Thanks for pointing me to your comment above, @MrOrange. I saw the first sentence on the cigs and asthma and then skipped the rest. Thank you for making some sense of this. I knew there had to be a rationalization. And btw - FUCK cancer and bless anyone dealing with it. It's none of my business how they go about their battles. Whatever helps them process and cope. Cheers.
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Male 2,613
I'm kind of amazed that it's legal to sell. And also that the print is so small.
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Male 2,613
i feel the WARNING should be on the front of the package, in the largest print, maybe with a skull/crossbones hazard warning
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Male 38,773
Silly vegans. Nuts are for squirrels
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Male 2,419
what are you giving up Nuts Gerry?!?! did the world stop spinning?
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Male 2,419
oh and the irony doesn't end.. a lot of "superfoods" sold in the supermarket in the Netherlands? are covered in pesticides.. *doh!*
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Male 2,419
.. and they used to sell cigarettes with the slogan that it's good for people with asthma. and hard drugs for headaches, basically charlatanism has been around since we could grunt at each other and probably before. What is interesting though, is why the f*ck people would even eat it. so i did some googling. Turns out apricot kernels were used as a cancer medicine, which explains why people would risk those side effects. ( I've spent plenty of time in cancers wards, and we know what chemo therapy does right?) this quote is from the cancerresearchuk.org, wedmd also covers it. "The first use of laetrile as a treatment for cancer was in Russia in 1845, and it was used in the USA from the 1920s. In the 1970s, laetrile was widely promoted as an anti cancer agent either on its own or as part of a programme with a particular diet, high dose vitamin supplements, and pancreatic enzymes. We review the research into laetrile below." it unfortunately (lots easier and cheaper to make then chemo) doesn't work. but it does explain why people still eat that shit,
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Male 1,154
"charlatanism" but cigarettes really do cure asthma.
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Male 4,082
Lol, much like how Froot Loops received the Smart Choice checkmark.
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Male 201
Fruit loops are fat free, which means it's healthier than kale enema. I eat them everyday with my sugar free bacon and gluten free Starbucks mocha caramel latte.
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