- Acrylamide is a known carcinogen and possible neurotoxin, found in heat-treated carbohydrate-rich foods, including potato chips, French fries and other roasted or fried potato foods.
- It’s also found in grain products, including toast, crisp bread, roasted breakfast cereals and processed snacks.
- There’s also roasted coffee beans and ground coffee powder.
Coffee And Breast Cancer
- Number of studies that showed drinking too much coffee was linked to increased incidences of breast cancer in women.
- These increases in cancer were not related in any way to the caffeine content of the coffee, and the researchers concluded that excess coffee consumption leads to breast cancer via some unknown mechanism.
- It could very well have been the acrylamide that was causing it.
Acrylamide And Estrogen
- In a 2009 study in the journal, Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, researchers found that dietary acrylamide intake was associated with increased risk of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, but the same was not found with estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer.
- This is likely because acrylamide either increases estrogen levels, or up-regulates estrogen receptors in breast tissue.
- Animal studies also suggest that acrylamide acts on the testes to decrease testosterone.
Monosodium Glutamate and Other Excitotoxins
- Excitotoxins have been associated with neurological disorders (migraines, seizures, etc), learning disorders in kids, dementia, and neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
- They are also known to cause obesity and wreak havoc on the body’s hormonal system
MSG And Food
- Examples include hydrolysed vegetable protein and monosodium glutamate (MSG), which are ﬂavor enhancers used in almost every processed food there is, and aspartame, an artiﬁcial sweetener used in diet drinks, sugar-free chewing gum, deserts and sweets.
- ﬂavor-enhancing excitotoxins, which are used virtually everywhere, kill your testosterone levels.
- So next time you down that can of diet soda, or chew on a stick of sugar-free gum, remember that you’re bathing your hypothalamus in a potent neurotoxin