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TOXINS: the GOOD, the BAD and the misunderstood

ILLUSTRATION BY SARA MULVANNY

Scan the headlines and you’d be forgiven for thinking our bodies are awash in noxious soup. “How toxic is your food?” asked one recent headline above an article claiming that toxins cause weight gain and colds. Another article urged readers to “flush out toxins” by drinking eight glasses of water and two cups of green tea every day.

While it’s true that some substances in food can cause specific health problems, scientists believe the word ‘toxins’ is bandied about far too generally – and often incorrectly.

“potentially toxic compounds are found in food we eat every day„

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