Top 10 Ingredients to Watch Out For
I'd need a lot more space to list out all the names on the naughty list but this list, while not exhaustive, is a good starting point if you want to know you are eating as well as you can for your health.
Bottom line: if you can't pronounce the ingredient, it's probably not something you want to put into your body! And if you don't recognise something as 'food', chances are your body won't either.
Blue 1, Caramel color, Red 3 (Erythrosine), Red 40, Titanium Dioxide, Yellow 5 (Tartrazine), Yellow 6.
Autolysed yeast extract, hydrolysed protein, monosodium glutamate (MSG), “natural flavours”.
Aspartame, sucralose, and saccharin are some of the main ones.
There are many names for sugar, including: glucose, fructose, sucrose, dextrose, maltose, honey, treacle, agave, maple syrup, fruit juice, lactose, isoglucose, dates, dried fruit, raisins/sultanas, grape concentrate.
Or other processed flours.
Rapeseed (aka canola oil) unless cold pressed, corn, partially hydrogenated oils, soybean.
BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole), BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene), calcium propionate, propylparaben, methylparaben, propyl gallate, sodium benzoate, potassium benzoate, sodium nitrate, sodium nitrite, sodium phosphate, TBHQ (tert-butylhydroquinone)
Carrageenan, lecithin, gellan gum, cellulose gum, monoglycerides, diglycerides.
Azodicarbonamide, calcium peroxide, DATEM (diacetyl tartaric acid esters of monoglycerides).
Soy protein isolate is a common highly processed genetically modified protein supplement in many ‘healthy’ or diet foods.
If you’d like to know more, why not download my free guide to Making Sense of Food Labels here.
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