Because people are inundated with so much nutritional information today, it is almost impossible to know what should and should not be eaten to protect ones own health. With all kinds of health and nutritional deficiencies, its important to note that cardiovascular diseases, asthma and other critical health problems are on now on the rise.
To assist with plowing through all of the information to obtain the essential nutritional facts, here’s 9 ingredients that is important to stay away from at all cost.
#1 – Sodium Benzoate
Found in soda, fruit juices, pickles, it’s an extra additive that’s not really needed. In fact, when it is mixed with beverages that contains significant amounts of Vitamin C, people will consume small amounts of benzene. Benzene is a substance is known for causing cancer and hyperactivity in children.
#2 Potassium Bromate
Double check the labels on the breads, crackers and other snacks that’s eaten. Since potassium is a food additive in these products, people should avoid them. It is important to note that in most industrialized countries, it’s a substance that has already been banned.
#3 Artificial Sweeteners and Flavors
Though many previous reports will already bear witness to the facts, it still important to note that all of the synthetic sugars should also be removed from the kitchen cabinets (sucralose, aspartame, saccharin. These are synthetically produced and have no nutritional value.
#4 Potassium Sorbate
Potassium Sorbate is commonly used in all kinds of foods as one of the most prolific preservatives. Ice cream, fruit drinks, cheeses and baked goods are all on this list since it helps to extend their shelf life. The problem with eating foods with this ingredient is no studies on humans have been done to show any adverse side effects, though adverse affects have been found on animals.
#5 – Acrylamide
Typically found in processed carbs, Acrylamide is being linked to cancer. Which means, the foods that should be completely eliminated are chips, cereals, crackers, breads and potato products.
#6 – Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO)
Even though it has been banned in the European Union, Australia and Japan, brominated vegetable oil is still being added to sodas and sports drinks in the U.S. Because this is an element that can be found in flame retardant chemicals, its a dangerous chemical that can affect the nervous system.
#7 – Sodium Nitrate
Sodium nitrate is found in bacon, lunch meats, and jerky because it is used as preservative. It is being linked to diabetes and heart disease. So, remember to pass up the processed meats for lean meats that do not contain this ingredient.
#8 – BHA & BHT
Found in everything from butter to chewing gum, BHT and BHA are the additives that’s being used to preserve fats. Because the research for this additive has only been done on animals, this toxic ingredient has no information that says what adverse affect it has on the human body.
#9 – MSG
Triggers headaches, chest pain, heart palpitations and numberless, it’s an ingredient that can be found in all kinds of foods. Though under disguise of at least 40 other names, its should also be avoided like the plague.