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10 Food Ingredients to Avoid Like the Plague
by Michele Slayden

One of the most difficult tasks in getting healthy is understanding food labels, packaging, and marketing. If you find yourself overwhelmed or unaware, my best advice is to go straight to the label ingredients and look at what’s in your food, not what the package wants you to believe. Food marketers spend extensive time and energy doing everything possible to get YOUR attention, appeal to your desire to be healthy, and make you believe that what you are about to consume is indeed “good for you”. The problem is that ingredients lurking in our food trigger reactions in our body that might as well be prompted by something obviously unhealthy. Here are 10 culprits to look for that just might have you thinking twice before you bite into that next “healthy” looking food.

1. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

2. Aspartame

3. High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

4. Agave Nectar

5. Artificial Food Coloring

6. BHA and BHT

7. Sodium Nitrite and Sodium Nitrate

8. Potassium Bromate

9. Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH)

10. Refined Vegetable Oil

For an indepth look at each ingredient and why you should avoid them like the plague, check out the full article here. And start reading those ingredient lists!

One of the most difficult tasks in getting healthy is understanding food labels, packaging, and marketing. If you find yourself overwhelmed or unaware, my best advice is to go straight to the label ingredients and look at what’s in your food, not what the package wants you to believe. Food marketers spend extensive time and energy doing everything possible to get YOUR attention, appeal to your desire to be healthy, and make you believe that what you are about to consume is indeed “good for you”. The problem is that ingredients lurking in our food trigger reactions in our body that might as well be prompted by something obviously unhealthy. Here are 10 culprits to look for that just might have you thinking twice before you bite into that next “healthy” looking food.

1. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

2. Aspartame

3. High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

4. Agave Nectar

5. Artificial Food Coloring

6. BHA and BHT

7. Sodium Nitrite and Sodium Nitrate

8. Potassium Bromate

9. Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH)

10. Refined Vegetable Oil

For an indepth look at each ingredient and why you should avoid them like the plague, check out the full article here. And start reading those ingredient lists!

Aug 28
2013
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