Recognize, identify, and eliminate the most harmful ingredients from your diet you never knew you consumed every day!
These days, the food on our tables is a far cry from what our grandparents ate. While it may look and taste the same and is often marketed under familiar brand names, our food has slowly but surely morphed into something entirely differentand a lot less benign.
Ever wondered how bread manages to stay “fresh” on store shelves for so long? How do brightly colored cereals get those vibrant hues? Are artificial sweeteners really a healthy substitute for sugar? Whether you’re an experienced label reader or just starting to question what’s on your plate, Badditives! helps you cut through the fog of information overload. With current, updated research, Badditives! identifies thirteen of the most worrisome ingredients you might be eating and drinking every day. Learn about:
The commonly used flavor enhancers you should avoid at all costs
Two synthetic sweeteners that are wreaking havoc on the health of Americans in ways ordinary sugar does not
Artificial colors and preservatives in your child’s diet and how they have been linked directly to ADHD
The “hidden” ingredients in most processed foods that were declared safe to consume without ever really being researched
The hazardous industrial waste product that’s in your food and beverages
The toxic metal found in processed foods that has been linked to Alzheimer’s
The invisible meat and seafood ingredient that’s more dangerous than “Pink Slime”
In a toxic world, educate yourself, change what you and your family eat, and avoid these poisons that are the known causes of our most prevalent health problems.
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About the Author
Linda and Bill Bonvie are journalists who have spent more than two decades writing about food safety and environmental issues for magazines and newspapers, as coauthors of books (Chemical-Free Kids and Chemical-free Kids: The Organic Sequel) and as bloggers at FoodIdentityTheft.com, sponsored by Citizens for Health. They live in New Jersey.
Table of Contents
Artificial Colors 9
BHA and BHT 39
High Fructose Corn Syrup 85
Meat Glue 101
MSG and its Various Disguises 107
Partially Hydrogenated Oils 125
rBGH or rBST 143
A Wrap-Up 153