Think you know all there is to know about the foods you love to eat? Think again! Check out these five mind-blowing facts about the foods you eat every day: Your Food Contains Minerals and Plastics Your everyday meals could be mingling with some uninvited guests – chemicals from your cookware and containers! Shockingly, studies show that nickel and chromium can sneak into your food when using certain cookware, and plastics are also notorious for leaching into meals. Gross, right? The good news is that you can protect your plate.