Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Your Food: QUIZ

QUIZ at the bottom of the page.

Did you know Dihydrogen Monoxide – also called Dihydrogen Oxide, Hydrogen Hydroxide, or Hydric Acid  can cause severe burns and inhaling the substance could result in death?

Did you also know that Dihydrogen Monoxide substance covers more than 70% of the Earth’s surface? And that it’s also commonly referred to as water?

The Dihydrogen Monoxide hoax was originally published to show how a lack of scientific literacy and alarming facts can easily drum up a scare. In fact, if you visit DHMO.ORG, the website presents facts in a terrifying manner – of course inhaling water can kill you, it’s called drowning.

This just goes to show how gullible people can be and how crucial critical thinking is when it comes to digesting click bait articles.

Bananas contain Flouride and Proanthocyanidin monomers naturally.

OH NO! Somebody tell FoodBabe,

All of our pineal glands are going to calcify! (I don’t know if that’s what she actually claims)

Rice (Oryza sativa) contains stigmastanol-3beta-p-glyceroxydihydrocoumaroate (1), stigmastanol-3beta-p-butanoxydihydrocoumaroate (2), lanast-7,9(11)-dien-3alpha,15alpha-diol-3alpha-D-glucofuranoside (3) and 1-phenyl-2-hydroxy-3,7-dimethyl-11-aldehydic-tetradecane-2-beta-D-glucopyranoside (4), naturally.

Pinto Beans contain Kaempferol 3-O-acetylglucoside, naturally!

Are you scared yet?

You shouldn’t be because you probably have no idea what any of those constituents are.

The internet scares easily. Why? So much information is available to us through Google and other search engines.

Google even has a Scholarly search which lists how many times an article has been cited, the author of the study, the year of the study, Etc.

Unlike the writing of the scientifically illiterate Internet “natural health” elites, these documents are published for the sake of science, NOT for clicks and fear mongering.

Remember the “Anti-Freeze in Fireball” scare? Well, it’s not so much that there is anti-freeze in Fireball as it is that they share an ingredient.

An ingredient that is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) and VERY commonly used in food and drinks.

People like FoodBabe want you to be afraid of this, but why?

I can’t figure it out, but I’m here to spread the message.

Don’t be fooled by quacks attempting to scare you with chemical names. Do your research.

Scary sounding chemicals can be not only safe but beneficial to your health, while safe sounding chemicals can be deadly.


To prove it, We’ve made a quiz.

Some of the chemicals on the quiz are food additives, some are not.

The question is:

Can you distinguish harmful from safe just by the name?

Without using Google, take this Quiz:

Safe or Harmful?

* d-alpha-tocopherol
* cyanocobalamin
* phylloquinone
* sodium azide
* erionite
* pyrodoxine
* propylene glycol
* ascorbic acid
* aspartame
* nicotinamide

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