Additives help keep something in a thickened, powdery or solid state, they enhance the odor, taste, creamy or some other property. Not all are harmful, but which additives are in no suitable for the human body?
You are probably already more or less familiar with the fact that more and more substances that have different “promotional” roles are placed in industrial food and cosmetics day by day. These substances are responsible for the survival of chocolate in solid state or the fact that some fruit manages to reach us in an adequate state for a long time.
Not all additives are harmful to health, some of them are used to deceive people and actually pay more than its value. A great example of this is the frequent cases of staining white flour that is sold as black or adding aroma and color to fruit juices that actually have a minimum percentage of fruit or just extract a particular fruit. In addition to food, additives are most often found in cosmetics, and they have a direct effect on our skin, pores and the functioning of the airway. Artificial colors are most often found in lipsticks and other types of makeup that scares.
How did the additives come from the original purpose become dangerous?
Apart from the fact that they are a cheap and profitable addition to products where it is stored on raw materials, certain additives can completely replace natural ingredients. Over time it has been established that additives are not suitable for the human body. These substances most often cause allergies, nausea, inflammation and, in the worst case, dangerous diseases mainly in children and the elderly. This is why kids are not recommended to buy food for up to three years since their liver detoxification system has not yet been developed sufficiently.
Five food additives that should be ejected or taken to a lesser extent
Aspartame (E951) is found in all products labeled “diet” and “sugar-free,” that is, in sugar-free carbonated juices, jelly and gelatin, sugar-free chewing gum, cakes, cereals, candy for breath-taking, pudding, juices for children, ice tea, vitamin rubber candy, and dental traps.
2. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
In America, there is almost no food product without high fructose corn syrup. Adds bread, sweets, yogurt with flavors, candied fruit, cereals.
3. Monosodium glutamate (MSG / E621)
As a flavor enhancer, monosodium glutamate is added to soups, salad dressings, chips, frozen foods, but also my restaurant specialties and ready-made meals.
In order to prolong the shelf life, foods are often added to the foods that are among the rather dangerous substances in the diet. They often contain margarine, fried in deep vegetable oil, chips, and other snacks, pastries.
5. Artificial colors
Studies have shown that artificial colors found in carbonated and fruit juices, sweets and cereals can affect the intent and cause behavioral problems in children, but also endanger human health. Among them are the most severe blue (E133), red (E124) and yellow (E110) and yellow tartrazine (E102).