A quick Googling will tell you that the two of the most common forms of aluminum in foods are sodium aluminum sulfate and sodium aluminum phosphate which are used in processed foods, and specifically cheeses.
In processed cheeses, manufacturers use sodium aluminum phosphate to create a smooth, soft texture with easy melting abilities. The shocking part is that you will never see it on the label as it’s considered good manufacturing practice by the industry!
Why does it matter? Because aluminum is a known neurotoxin that has been linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.
In fact, cheese can have 50 times the level of aluminum compared to acidic foods cooked in aluminum pots.
Aluminum builds up in your body over time, and chronic, low-level aluminum exposure can lead to various health issues that include:
- Brain fog
- Bone fractures
- Speech problems
- Slow growth
- Muscle weakness
- Bone pain
While you only ingest small amounts of aluminum from processed cheese, the aluminum builds up in your body over time. Your nervous system and brain can store it each time you are exposed to it. Even this gradual low-level aluminum exposure can cause serious health problems.
A 2005 study discovered that the cheese in a frozen pizza had about 150 times more aluminum than a fresh pizza bought from a local shop.
If you’re going to eat cheese, choose the real thing . The best way to ensure that you buy aluminum-free cheese is to make your own or to source from a small dairy farm.
Detox your body from these harmful chemicals
If you are looking to do a heavy metal toxin cleanse you should seriously consider using spirulina. The biology of spirulina allows it to naturally absorb toxic and unwanted heavy metals from your body. It is a very effective way to detox your body. The chlorophyll in spirulina cleanses the blood and allows the body to use oxygen more effectively. It neutralizes and excretes toxins.