When reading the ingredient label it’s important to know which additives are best to avoid. Use this list as a resource to get the most out of your food!
Artificial Dyes: Red, blue, green, yellow, and FD&C colors
Artificial Sweeteners: In chewing gum, diet soda, and sugar-free foods
BHA and BHT (Butylated Hydroxyanisole and Butylated hydroxytoluene): These oxidants are used to preserve fats and prevent foods from going bad
Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO): Enhances flavor of citrus-based fruit drinks and soft drinks
Potassium Bromate: Found in white flour, breads, and rolls
Propylene Glycol: Found in brake fluid, hydraulic fluid, and antifreeze… but found in dairy products as a thickening agent
Sodium nitrate and sodium nitrite: Prevents botulism
Monosodium glutamate: Flavor enhancer known to cause headaches, chest pain, high blood pressure, and nausea
Olestra: Prevents the digestive system from absorbing fat. Also prevents the absorption of fat soluble vitamins! Found in Wow! Chips .
High Fructose Corn Syrup: Increases your risk of type-II diabetes, coronary heart disease, and cancer