common food additives you should avoid

Have you been purchasing and eating foods that have been being marketed as being a safe additive and would make us to believe we can lose weight?

3 Food Additives Exposed That Are Making Us Fat

What Are Food Additives?

Food additives are not nutritious, like marketing would like us to believe.  They are man-made.  They are synthetic chemicals. They are used to preserve food.  They are made to make the foods last longer and supposedly to make the foods taste better.

Truth is, since they are a synthetic chemical, our brains do not recognize these chemicals as being food, but do recognize them as an item that we will crave and we end up eating more food.

70% of the United States is obese and the Journal of Obesity is predicting that by the year 2030, more than 90% of the United States population will be obese, if we continue at the current rate.

The marketing of products has made us believe that foods that are “Fat Free” are healthy for us and will help us lose weight.  Truth is, we have been hearing currently to not believe this statement and this statement is starting to get louder than the marketer’s advertising.

The Worst Ingredients You Don’t Want To See On A Food Label

1.  Worst Food Additive:  High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

High fructose corn syrup is a man made sweetener that is cheaper to produce and actually sweeter than sugar.  High Fructose Corn Syrup is NOT natural and will actually make you FAT!

High Fructose Corn Syrup will affect your blood sugar, give you depression, fatigue, B vitamin deficiency, indigestion, and tooth decay.

High Fructose Corn Syrup Dangers to our health

Foods that use HFCS include breads, candy, cereals, condiments, soda and more.  If the Label has High Fructose Corn Syrup or HFCS, put the item back on the shelf.

2.  Worst Food Additive:  MSG (Mono Sodium Glutamate)

MSG is a food flavoring that is found in Chinese food.  Other foods will use it also and call it a different name.  Some of the more common alias names for MSG are:  hydrolyzed vegetable protein, hydrolyzed plant extract, plant protein extract, sodium caseinate, yeast extract, texturized protein, autolyzed yeast, hydrolyzed oat flour, natural flavorings, and calcium caseinate.

Fat Loss Factor, MSG is bad for us because it is highly addictive and is actually the MOST addictive substance known to man. MSG wants you to eat more and more.  MSG  is called an excitotoxin because it excites your brain cells to the point that it actually makes them explode and die.

MSG (Mono Sodium Glutamate) health risks

MSG  is found in fast food,  kids snacks, drinks, chips, and more.  Be sure to read the label carefully to avoid the MSG.

MSG will cause headaches, itching, nausea, brain disorders, nervous system disorders, reproductive disorders, high blood pressure.  Studies have shown that 80% of people are allergic to MSG.

3.  Worst Food Additive:  Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial Sweeteners are toxic to your body and will cause you to crave more food.  Artificial sweeteners have now been linked to various cancers, blood sugar problems, central nervous system disturbances, and menstrual difficulties.

Some of the artificial sweeteners that are more commonly known are: Splenda (sucralose), Nutra-Sweet (aspartame), Equal (aspartame), SweetNLow (saccharin) , sorbitol, maltodextrin, dextrose, and acefulsame.

Artificial Sweeteners dangers to health

What is Sucralose?

Definition of Sucralose per Wikipedia:

“Sucralose is an artificial sweetener. The majority of ingested sucralose is not broken down by the body, so it is noncaloric. Sucralose is approximately 600 times as sweet as sucrose (table sugar),  twice as sweet as saccharin, and three times as sweet as aspartame.

It is stable under heat and over a broad range of pH conditions. Therefore, it can be used in baking or in products that require a longer shelf life. The commercial success of sucralose-based products stems from its favorable comparison to other low-calorie sweeteners in terms of taste, stability, and safety.

Common brand names of sucralose-based sweeteners are Splenda, Sukrana, SucraPlus, Candys, Cukren and Nevella.”

What all of this means isStay Away From Anything Labeled Fat Free, Lite, No Fat, No Calories, Calorie Free, Sugar Free, Reduced Sugar, and Reduced Fat!

Most of the foods that have these claims are filled with artificial sweeteners! Next time, when you are shopping for grocery, make sure that you are taking a look at the labels to avoid such common food additives that are unhealthy.

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