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
- Flavor ingredients
- Artificial colors
- Phosphate additives
- Aluminum additives
Now that you know better, choose wiser:)
Source: Fitness Journal, IDEA