Avoid these seven dangerous ingredients when shopping for products.
1. High-fructose corn syrup
Potential side effects: Obesity, insulin, resistance, increased belly fat, heart disease.
2. Trans Fat (labelled as shortening, partially hydrogenated or hydrogenated, mono and diglycerides or DATEM)
Potential side effect: Heart Disease, cancer, diabetes.
3. Artificial Flavours
A blanket term referring to over 1000 possible chemical additives.
Potential side effects: Allergic and behavioural reaction.
4. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
potential side effect: Chest paint, heart palpitations, headaches, stimulates taste causing us to eat more.
5. Artificial Colors
Potential side effect: Allergies, sinus congestion, hyperactivity in children., worsens symptoms of ADD and ADHD.
6. Artificial Sweeteners:
Aspartame (Equal, Nutrasweet)
Primarily affect the nervous system
Potential side effects: Headache, dizziness, memory loss, convulsions.
Acesulfame Potassium (Ace-K): Research indicates it may cause cancer.
Saccharin (seet’N Low): Proven to cause cancer in animals. Suspected human carcinogen.
Potential side effects:
TBHQ: Tinnitus, nausea, vomiting.
Polysorbates (60,65 &80): Infertility, immunosuppressant, anaphylaxis.
BHT/BHA: Liver and kidney problems. BHA is a possible carcinogen.
Nitratesor Nitrites: Allegic reactions, potential carcinogen.
Potassium Sorbate: Allergic reactions, nausea, diarrhea and DNA damage.
Sodium Benzoae: Allergic reactions , carcinogen.
Sulfites: Allergic reactions- especially for asthmatics.