RadioMD: Inherently You with Dr. Holly Lucille

6 More Food Additives to Avoid

March 25, 20159 min
Food additives can help food from going bad, but are they safe for your health?Food additives have such an extensive definition; but in short, the term indicates any ingredient that is added into food products. Food additives are typically used to maintain freshness, nutritional values, taste and appearance.According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, food additives can also be directly and indirectly added into your foods. Direct food additives serve a specific purpose and are labeled on the food product's label.For example, many bakery fillings, puddings, and salad dressings contain direct additives. Indirect food additives are those that become part of the food due to its handling.Dr. Holly previously shared six out of 12 food additives to stay away from, and she's back to discuss the last six. They include:

Secret flavor ingredients
Artificial colors
Phosphate food additives
Aluminum additives

Listen in to the second part of which food additives you should be avoiding, as well as why eating fresh, wholesome foods are so important for your health.

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