Food Additives To Avoid

Food Additives To Avoid

It is becoming increasingly important that we educate ourselves on what is being added to our food.  Food companies do not have our best interest at heart.  There is more concern about the taste and shelf life of food, than our health.

Become a food label junkie!
Read everything.  If you are unsure…. why put it in your body!!

Additives To Avoid:

Artificial Sweetener

A popular artificial sweetener is Aspartame.  Aspartame has been linked to numerous side effects, including headaches, dizziness and mood changes.  Aspartame can be found in foods such as:  diet sodas, jello, desserts, sugar-free gum, drink mixes, baking goods, cereal, breath mints, pudding and kool-aid to name a few.

High Fructose Corn Syrup

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a highly-refined artificial sweetener.  It can be found in processed foods, breads, candy, flavoured yogurt, salad dressing and canned vegetables.  It can cause heart disease, obesity and diabetes.

Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

MSG is used as a flavour enhancer in soups, salad dressings, chips, and many restaurant foods.  It heightens our sense of taste and can cause obesity, depression, headaches and fatigue.

Food Dyes

Artificial colours can make food look pretty, but…. what is the cost to your health?  Food dyes have been linked to hyperactivity, attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  Artificial colouring can be found in soda, fruit juices, and salad dressings. (Example of how they appear on a label:  Red #3, Yellow #6, Blue #1)


  • Sodium Nitrate/Sodium Nitrite:Food Additives to Avoid
    Used as a colouring, and flavouring in bacon, ham, hot dogs, lunch meats, and other
  • BHA And BHT:
    Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) are found in cereals, chewing gum, potato chips, and vegetable oils. It prevents food from changing colour/flavour or becoming rancid.  It can effect the neurological function of your brain.
  • Sodium Sulfite:
    Found in wine and other processed food.  Issues with sensitivities to sulfites have included, headaches, breathing problems, and rashes.

When in doubt… just put it back.  Look for organic whole foods, they don’t have an ingredient list.

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