Friday, July 3, 2009

12 Food Additives to Remove From Your Diet

Posted by Neill Abayon

Many food additives have been studied and linked to various diseases. Becoming informed about the additives in everyday food items can make for an easier shopping experience and healthier food for everyone.

Here’s a list of some of the most medically questionable and harmful additives in everyday foods:

  • Sodium nitrite
  • BHA & BHT
  • Propyl gallate
  • Monosodium glutamate
  • Trans fats
  • Aspartame
  • Acesulfame-K
  • Food colorings (Blue, Red, Green, Yellow)
  • Olestra
  • Potassium bromate
  • White sugar
  • Sodium chloride (salt)

Since some of these may not be familiar to you, sodium nitrite is a preservative added most commonly bacon, ham, hot dogs, sandwich meats, and smoked fish. BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) and BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) are other preservatives added to foods like cereal, gum, potato chips, and vegetable oils. Propyl gallate is found in meats, chicken soup base, and gum. All of these preservatives have been linked to cancer.

Read the full article here.

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