I don’t know where I got this information from originally so please forgive me who ever wrote it.we are going to take this step by step because there is so much information it would be over whelming as one article so here goes.
Do you read the labeling on the food products when you do your shopping? Do you check the ingredients of what goes into your body? Many people don’t do so, and it’s a pity as they don’t realize that some of the common ingredients found in processed foods can be harmful for their health. While we all know that consuming more whole and natural foods is good for our health, it’s still impossible for many people to completely avoid processed foods, and for these people reading the label is very important.
Below you will find the top 10 worst ingredients is food. Get into the habit of reading food labeling to avoid these harmful ingredients and promote your health:
1. Artificial colors
Artificial colors are used to enhance the color of the food and make it look a lot more appealing, but these colors host a rainbow of risks: some of them have been linked to various health issues, such as allergic reactions, fatigue, asthma, skin rashes, hyperactivity, headaches, and they are also linked to various types of cancers.
Artificial colors are found in many processed foods, such as candies, beverages, pet foods, baked goods, cereals and even medications. Here are some of the most common food colors used today:
Blue #1 (Brilliant Blue), Blue #2 (Indigo Carmine), Citrus Red #2, Green #3 (Fast Green), Red #3 (Erythrosine), Red #40 (Allura Red), Yellow #5 (Tartrazine) and Yellow #6 (Sunset Yellow).
Always read the product label to see whether it contains artificial colors, so you know to avoid these foods.