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Are all food additives bad for my health?

Are all food additives bad for my health?

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Food additives are basically any 'substance' added to food at the processing step, production, or storage. The substance added can be from a natural source such as salt. Or it may be any synthetic chemical added for preservation, taste, or fortification. Some common examples include;

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Food additives are basically any 'substance' added to food at the processing step, production, or storage. The substance added can be from a natural source such as salt. Or it may be any synthetic chemical added for preservation, taste, or fortification. Some common examples include;

  • salt for preservation or taste
  • sugar for taste and texture
  • Vitamin and minerals such as vitamin D for fortified foods
  • Natural or synthetic colors for the appearance
  • Anti-oxidants added to prevent food from oxidation

Here you can see how diversified the additives are. It is not limited to only the chemicals difficult-to-pronounce but includes all the common elements such as table salt. 

Each of these additives has a defined limit set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and has recognized the added chemicals as Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) or not. So, you don't have to worry about how badly they affect our health. Do some research on what are the additives you can intake. And avoid those which do not provide you with any benefit.

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No, not all food additives are harmful. Just remember the key to avoid any synthetic chemicals in your food, even if it's an anti-oxidant. They may be approved by the FDA but are still synthetic. The general rule is; if you can't pronounce it, don't eat it. 

The additives you should avoid are:

  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • aspartame or any other sweeteners
  • benzoates such as sodium benzoate
  • food colorings,
  • Sodium nitrate and sodium nitrite
  • Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)
  • partially hydrogenated oils

The additives you should not worry about are:

  • Vitamin D fortified foods
  • If your food is enriched with calcium, do not avoid it, it’s for your bones.
  • Vitamin C and E additives
  • Any minerals containing food
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Are all food additives bad for my health?

Are all food additives bad for my health?

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Food additives are basically any 'substance' added to food at the processing step, production, or storage. The substance added can be from a natural source such as salt. Or it may be any synthetic chemical added for preservation, taste, or fortification. Some common examples include;

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Food additives are basically any 'substance' added to food at the processing step, production, or storage. The substance added can be from a natural source such as salt. Or it may be any synthetic chemical added for preservation, taste, or fortification. Some common examples include;

  • salt for preservation or taste
  • sugar for taste and texture
  • Vitamin and minerals such as vitamin D for fortified foods
  • Natural or synthetic colors for the appearance
  • Anti-oxidants added to prevent food from oxidation

Here you can see how diversified the additives are. It is not limited to only the chemicals difficult-to-pronounce but includes all the common elements such as table salt. 

Each of these additives has a defined limit set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and has recognized the added chemicals as Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) or not. So, you don't have to worry about how badly they affect our health. Do some research on what are the additives you can intake. And avoid those which do not provide you with any benefit.

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No, not all food additives are harmful. Just remember the key to avoid any synthetic chemicals in your food, even if it's an anti-oxidant. They may be approved by the FDA but are still synthetic. The general rule is; if you can't pronounce it, don't eat it. 

The additives you should avoid are:

  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • aspartame or any other sweeteners
  • benzoates such as sodium benzoate
  • food colorings,
  • Sodium nitrate and sodium nitrite
  • Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)
  • partially hydrogenated oils

The additives you should not worry about are:

  • Vitamin D fortified foods
  • If your food is enriched with calcium, do not avoid it, it’s for your bones.
  • Vitamin C and E additives
  • Any minerals containing food
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