Avoid These Additives & Preservatives
Artificial Coloring: Chemically based products like most of these are a no-no. In
addition, there's a concern about this causing hyperactivity in kids.
Yellow # 5 -linked to asthma problems. Red Dye #2 may cause cancer. Blue #1 and
Blue #2 (E133)-These have been banned for years in Europe for links to chromosomal
damage. Red Dye # 3 (also Red #40 – a more current dye) (E124) Banned in 1990 but
allowed supplies to expire & still found in market-linked to thyroid cancer and
chromosomal damage in lab studies. Yellow #6 (E110) and Yellow Tartrazine (E102)-
again banned in most of Europe for increasing the number of kidney and adrenal gland
tumors in lab studies.
Sweeteners: High Fructose Corn Syrup-Also labeled as: high fructose corn syrup, &
HFCS, isoglucose, maize syrup, glucose-fructose syrup, glucose/fructose. aIt's found in
most processed items & definitively aggravates the increasing weight problems &
susceptibility to type 2 diabetes.
Aspartame is another to avoid, with its' primary ingredients being phenylalanine and
aspartic acid. It creates gastric agitation & in some cases, elevated glucose levels &
anxiety.Other brand names include: Canderel, NutraSweet, & Equal.
Additives: Potassium Bromate- a common food additive that is used in dough. Food
for thought-The International Cancer Agency lists it as a carcinogen. Linked to causing
tumors, DNA damage & kidney problems. It has been banned in Europe & Canada for
years. Other names for it: calcium bromate, bromated flour, & sodium bromate.
Monosodium Glutamate, better known as MSG- Often found in Chinese take-out, as a
flavor-enhancer, but also found in processed meats & canned goods. Linked to
headaches, gastric upset & palpitations & nausea. MSG might be hidden by other
listings: hydrolyzed soy protein and autolyzed yeast, sodium glutamate, Zest or Accent
Preservatives: Sodium Benzoate-linked to hyperactivity in kids. Other names:
benzoic acid, potassium benzoate, ben