Top Ten Artificial Additives To Avoid

In the modern world, food can be tricky water to navigate. Most people think they are getting pure, healthy food. But many companies use additives to preserve, colorize, or fill food to extend the shelf life and save money. It also makes it easier for companies to package and enhance the look of the food. Preserving food has been a human practice for centuries, usually using salt and drying sheds. In the last hundred years or so, new chemicals have been developed, discovered and used in processing mass amounts of food for public consumption. The average American spends almost 90 percent of their grocery budget on processed food. In the hustle and bustle of modern life, most families have to buy food in bulk and store it for long periods of time. What most people don’t know is that many of these processed foods containing the artificial additives can be hazardous to their health. Some of these chemicals can affect your hormone levels, cause cancer, and negatively affect your overall health in many other ways. Some food additives are worse than others. For the sake of preserving your health and well-being, here are the top ten food additives to avoid:

1. Artificial Sweeteners

One of the most popular and widely-used artificial sweetener is Aspartame, which is found in many sugar free foods and coffee sweeteners. It is even added to certain toothpastes, mints and chew-able vitamins. Aspartame is incredibly dangerous and has been known to cause a lot of negative gastrointestinal reactions, which is the mildest of its dangers. It has also been scientifically proven to cause cancer, and actually erode parts of the brain that affect short-term memory and intelligence. It can also cause Parkinson’s, MS, fatigue, lymphoma, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, fibromyalgia, seizures, anxiety and depression, just to name a few of the health problems.