12 Food Additives to Stay Away From

Have you ever heard about the dirty dozen? I am not talking about donuts! What scientists mean are the additives or chemicals added to packaged food.

They are usually used to enhance color, flavor, texture, and as a preservative.

Some of these chemicals have been linked to health problems. Read more here: Food Additives – Better Health Channel.

Before buying a new product, take time to read ingredients. Usually, when you cannot pronounce it, it is usually not a natural chemical, so try to stay away from it.

Here is the list of the dirty dozen. You can keep a copy of this list to your phone as a reference during shopping or print it off.

  • Nitrite, nitrate
  • Potassium bromate
  • Propyl paraben
  • Butylated hydroxyanisol
  • Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)
  • Propyl gallate
  • Theobromine
  • Flavor ingredients
  • Artificial colors
  • Diacetyl
  • Phosphate additives
  • Aluminum additives

Now that you know better, choose wiser:)

Source: Fitness Journal, IDEA

Read more here:
How are food additives regulated? by Canada.ca
19 Ingredients to Stay Away from by Mel and Abstract Fitness
Food: Choose Better by Mel and Abstract Fitness