Things that should not be on the food package at all
Do you read the ingredient list of the products you buy? If you don’t do this, you should definitely read it because some products contain ingredients that you may never touch if you know what they mean.
High fructose corn extract
Too much sugar is not good for you, and you already knew that. But what you may not know is that sugar can appear on food labels in many different ways. High-fructose corn syrup is one of the most well-known varieties that contain a large amount of harmful compounds. If HFCS is one of the first ingredients in the product you want to buy, don’t use it.
Words that are code for sugar
Sugar, in whatever form it appears on the food label, can cause health problems you don’t want to deal with. But it is not always clearly seen on the label.
Fitness expert Debra Atkinson says: “More sugar in a product equals more insulin release. As soon as insulin is released, fat metabolism shuts down. Sugar causes weight and fat gain.”
On food labels, look for words like: fructose, sucrose, dextrose, lactose and maltose in addition to maltodextrin, malt extract, nectar nectar, corn extract, solid corn extract and honey.
Sodium nitrate and sodium nitrite
Yes, sodium nitrate and nitrite, which you find in some delicious foods such as sausages, can be harmful to your health.
Dr. Marci Kello says: sodium nitrate and sodium nitrite are preservatives used in processed meats and their use can cause problems such as cancer, metabolic problems, and other complications such as dizziness, headache, nausea and to vomit
BHA and BHT
These three-letter ingredients may seem harmless, but they are nothing more than antioxidant preservatives. In this case, antioxidants are not a good thing! The Department of Health and Human Services has identified these as unknown carcinogens, but unfortunately, factories are still allowed to use these substances in their products. Preservatives are sometimes sprayed on the product and sometimes applied to the package in which it is stored.
Artificial colors make the appearance of foods pleasant and wonderful, but using them is not a good idea. You should be especially careful with yellow and red colors. Although there is no definitive research on the disadvantages of artificial colors, reports show that these colors cause hyperactivity (in children) in some cases. The use of these materials has been banned in some parts of Europe.
Although benzoic acid is found in low levels in blueberries, plums, cinnamon, ripe cloves, and apples, sodium benzoate is a preservative produced by the reaction of sodium hydroxide with benzoic acid. Like other additives, this item also needs more study, but you should know that this substance is also related to hyperactivity.
Although many manufacturers have reduced or eliminated the use of diacetyl in their products, you still need to be careful that they have not added it to the popcorn you are using. This ingredient has been linked to lung problems, and should not be in the product you buy.
This substance is also classified as safe by the FDA, but propyl paraben is something that you should avoid if you see it in the ingredients of a product. In laboratory animals, it was found that this substance has problems with hormones such as testosterone and accelerates the growth of breast cancer cells.
Another additive that is used in bread and crackers and is carcinogenic is potassium bromate. In England and the European Union, the use of this substance is prohibited, but in the United States, it is still not prohibited to add it to flour.
June 24, 2014 20:07
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