Avoid these seven dangerous ingredients when shopping for products

21st Jan 2014

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.


7. Preservatives

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.