The Dirty Dozen Part I: 6 Food Additives You NEED to Stay Away From
March 25, 2015•9 min
Is it normal that food manufacturers can extend a product's shelf life by adding in preservatives?Do you ever think the way the Standard American Diet abbreviated stands for SAD is a coincidence? Today, most of the food you find at your grocery store and restaurants are heavily processed with refined sugar and fat, have little nutritional value, and are full of food additives?Is it really normal that food manufacturers can extend a product's shelf life by adding in preservatives and chemicals?Some food additives have been linked to causing some minor and serious health problems, including endocrine disruption and cancer. However, with food additives becoming more of a norm in your foods, it can be hard to determine which ones you should be staying away from.According to an article on Environmental Working Group, here are six food additives you should be avoiding: Nitrates and Nitrites Potassium bromate Propyl paraben Butylated hydroxyanisole Butylated hydroxytoluene Propyl gallate Dr. Holly shares six of 12 food additives you should be avoiding.