Although the picture on the left is of HFCS-laden Mars Bars that were deep fried in Trans Fat; if that was your guess, you just failed the quiz. According to the FDA, the number one offender on their list of Top Ten Riskiest Foods is (I'm not making this up) Green Leafy Vegetables. The FDA's list of 'dangerous' Green Leafies specifically included things like iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, leaf lettuce, butter lettuce, baby leaf lettuce, escarole, endive, spring mix, spinach, cabbage, kale, arugula, and chard ---- the picture on the top right. But mom always told me that these were good for me. This begs the question of why. Why, according to the FDA, are Green Leafy Vegetables the 'riskiest' foods we could possibly consume here in America? Here it is.
CSPI identified 363 separate outbreaks linked to leafy greens, making them the number one entry in the FDA Top Ten. Salads and other food items containing leafy greens... sickened over 13,568 people who were reported to have become ill.
On the other hand, Trans Fats are known to kill somewhere between 20,000 - 30,000 people per year in the US (according to government statistics) ----- and they did not even make the list. But while we are talking about the FDA, let's go one better. Drugs and surgical errors are said to kill well over half a million people per year here in America (HERE & HERE). I have shown you repeatedly in my blog posts that the FDA is not doing their job. Despite putting on a good show at times, they are just about as deeply in bed with Big Pharma, Big Food, and Big Tobacco as you can get. If you are one of those people who are fretting and worrying about consuming Green Leafy Vegetables, you likely need to spend a bit more time learning about what it takes to get truly healthy. HERE & HERE are great places to start.