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What are the ingredients of Bill Gates' Apeel?

As consumers, we have a right to know what's in the products we buy—especially when it comes to what we put in our food. So, let's take a closer look at the ingredients in Bill Gates' Apeel and see what we find.

The first thing that stands out is the lack of transparency. The Apeel product contains 99.34% of "other ingredients" which are not specified. That's a big red flag right off the bat.

The Role of Mono and Diglycerides

Apeel does disclose that it contains mono and diglycerides, which are emulsifiers. Emulsifiers mix ingredients that usually wouldn't blend, like oil and water. They're common food additives, but they're not without controversy.

Some studies, like this one published in the journal Nutrients, have raised concerns about the safety of certain emulsifiers.

While mono and diglycerides are generally considered safe by regulatory agencies, some health advocates argue that more research is needed on their long-term effects.

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Traces of Heavy Metals Detected

Even more concerning are reports of heavy metals found in Apeel's products. Independent lab testing detected measurable cadmium, lead, mercury, and arsenic levels.

To be fair, many foods contain trace amounts of heavy metals due to environmental contamination. But the question is, do we want to add more exposure through an unnecessary coating?

Chronic exposure to heavy metals has been linked to a range of health issues, from developmental problems to cancer.

As a doctor who advocates for a natural, toxin-free lifestyle, I find the presence of any heavy metals to raise a red flag. Consumers deserve to know about this so they can make an informed choice.

Last updated: Apr 29, 2024 15:46 PM