Tan Man Profile picture
Jan 17 18 tweets 7 min read
According to the CDC, over 40% of Americans are obese.

And it's no surprise when you look at the food they eat.

Here are 15 American foods that are so bad they're banned (yes, illegal) in other countries:
1. Twinkies

Classic junk food. Classic poison.

High fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oils are bad, but it's the Yellow 5 that signed the death warrant on Twinkies. The EU requires warning labels on dyes...

But Austria, Finland, and Norway are taking no chances.
2. Stove Top stuffing

This low-key quick-dinner option is hiding some serious chemicals.

A combination of beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) take Stove Top off the menu in Japan, the UK, and several European countries.
3. Skittles

Taste the rainbow = taste the dye.

Yellow 5 and yellow 6 are bad, but there's another ingredient that led Norway and the EU to ban this colorful treat:

Titanium dioxide.

Heavy metal carcinogens, anyone?
4. Coffee-mate

Coffee creamer, right?

Wrong. It's made of seed oils.

Hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oils got Coffee-mate banned in Austria, Hungary, and several Scandinavian countries.

Don't put this in your body.
5. US Pork

Ever heard of ractopamine?

It's an animal feed additive. And it's been linked to several major health issues in humans and animals.

Americans feed it to pigs to make them huge.

US pork is banned in China, Russia, and the EU.

Go organic on the pork next time.
6. Ritz Crackers

Banned in Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, and Denmark...what is so wrong with Ritz crackers?!

Hydrogenated cottonseed oil.

The kicker? The FDA deemed these oils "not generally recognized as safe".

Why are they still making food out of this?
7. US pre-packaged ground beef

Remember pink slime?

It's a beef by-product prepared with ammonia gas and used as a filler in ground beef.


US beef is banned in the EU.
8. Swiss Rolls

These things contain yellow 5 AND red 40...

Which is strange. Because they're brown and white.

These dyes have a negative effect on activity and attention in children.

Norway and Austria took Swiss Rolls of the menu.

Don't eat these.
9. Maraschino cherries

You guessed it...red 40.

Red 40 has been linked to allergies, migraine, and mental disorders in children.

We should probably get over it and eat foods that aren't so...red.

Banned in Austria, France, Finland, Norway, and the UK.
10. Farmed salmon

Farmed fish are raised in terrible conditions and fed a chemical cocktail of feed including methyl mercury and dioxins. Not to mention antibiotics.

Plus, they're packed with lousy Omega-3s.

Make like Austria and New Zealand and avoid farmed salmon.
11. US milk

rBGH, also known as rBST, is a man-made growth hormone fed to dairy cows to boost milk production.

Developed by Monsanto in the early 90s, it's terrible stuff.

And most people know it now.

US milk is banned in Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the EU.
12. Mountain Dew

Banned in Japan and the EU, Dew used to contain Brominated Vegetable Oil.

Consuming bromine has been linked to headaches, memory loss, skin issues, and more.

PepsiCo said they were removing it in 2014...why did it take 6 years?

13. US Chicken

US chicken is banned in the EU, and not just because it's washed in chlorine...

The EU smartly asks: why does it NEED to be washed in chlorine in the first place?

They've got a point.

Get your chicken from a trusted local source.
14. Froot Loops

Ahh, the most colorful cereal of your childhood.

Unless you live outside the US.

France, Austria, Norway and Finland are saying NO to this cocktail of dyes and chemicals.

We've covered the dangers of dyes, and Froot Loops are chock-full of them.
15. US Corn

US corn is commonly sprayed with atrazine.

Atrazine is linked to birth defects and it's banned in 44 countries.

In the US? The pesticide lobby sees to it that we spray 70 million pounds of the stuff annually on our domestic corn.

The trouble with all this...
Is that if you live in the U.S., real food is difficult to find.

98% of the grocery store is pure poison and chemicals.

It can make eating healthy a real chore.

I spent years struggling with this.

So I decided to do something about it...
I created @Masa_Chips because I knew the pain of hunting down food with pure ingredients.

Fried in pure beef tallow. No weird chemicals, pesticides, or seed oils.

Just a real corn fried in real fat.

Click below and try some today:

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Tan Man

Tan Man Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @reallytanman

Jan 14
Underrated tip to increase testosterone:

Be a winner
Seriously, do things that you are already good at and your testosterone will increase

- Engage in activities where you are the leader/expert and you can demonstrate a relaxed mastery

- Find an occupation that allows you to supervise or teach others
- Spend time around other winners, and consciously work to reach/surpass their level

- Engage in activities where you can make quick demonstrable progress (eg: learn chess, and then play others and beat them)
Read 4 tweets
Jan 12
Every piece of esoteric health knowledge I could come up with after 8 years studying alternative health:

1. Sunlight doesn't cause skin cancer, seed oils do
2. Longer hair makes you more intuitive

3. Flaxseed isn't food (the oil is used for oil-based paint)

4. The fewer ingredients the better (applies to food, cosmetics, clothing, household cleaners etc)
5. Avacado oil is a scam (82% on shelves is rancid)

6. Cellulite is caused by seed oils (and other pufas)

7. You are only as healthy as your mouth/teeth
Read 23 tweets
Jan 10
Plastic is slowly killing you.

Not only is it destroying the environment...

But it's also poisoning your body and disrupting your hormones.

Here are 6 ways to protect yourself from plastic (without moving to a cabin in the middle of nowhere):
Plastic is everywhere.

Food containers, shipping materials, and clothing are just a few examples.

But some plastics are worse than others.

Here's the rundown (and how to avoid them):
1. Liquids

Avoid liquids stored in plastic.

Liquids dissolve plastic more quickly than solids.

Your swig of bottled water comes with a side of plastic and chemicals.

Aluminum cans and paper cartons are also lined with plastic.

Stick to glass, ceramic, and stainless steel.
Read 11 tweets
Jan 5
Seed oils are harming your body and damaging your skin from the inside out.

If you want to understand why...

First, you need to understand freckles:
Normal freckles occur naturally in many fair-skinned people. Especially kids.

They come from an overproduction of melanin (tanning pigment).

Now...There's nothing wrong with natural freckles but there's another condition I call "seed oil spots" that's killing your skin
"Seed oil spots" are sun spots or liver spots that increase with old age and sun exposure.

The @MayoClinic and WebMD would like you to believe these are also normal and common.

Their solution?

Slather up with chemical ridden sunscreen.
Read 11 tweets
Jan 3
Look at any photo of the average person from the 1950s and one thing is clear:

They were healthier than the average person today.

And they managed to stay fit and healthy without going low carb, avoiding dessert, or fasting.

So what changed?👇
Before I share the secret diet they've been hiding from you for decades...

Women 100 years ago:

- didn't go keto
- didn't have treadmills
- drank plenty of alcohol (despite prohibition)

And they managed to look great.
Men in the 1930s:

- no fasting
- no crossfit
- no juice cleanses

But fitness and health were the norm. An obese man was as rare as a pink elephant.
Read 17 tweets
Dec 30, 2022
6 health hacks (you've never heard of) to help you enjoy New Year's celebrations without the hangover after

And yes, they actually work...
First off, it's important to note that excessive drinking is never healthy.

However, celebrating the beauty of life has its benefits

So if you're going to drink, you should do it infrequently and in a way that minimizes damage to your health.

These 6 hacks will show you how
1) Glutathione and Vitamin C

Alcohol causes significant oxidative stress.

Two most powerful antioxidants to counter that? Glutathione and Vitamin C.

While glutathione is produced endogenously, Vitamin C must come from food and supplementation.

A healthy diet would normally...
Read 15 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Don't want to be a Premium member but still want to support us?

Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal

Or Donate anonymously using crypto!


0xfe58350B80634f60Fa6Dc149a72b4DFbc17D341E copy


3ATGMxNzCUFzxpMCHL5sWSt4DVtS8UqXpi copy

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!