Catch like the Pokemon: the 10 most harmful food additives

After I’ve read the following list of the most harmful food additives, I beg you, you don’t need to clout to your head: “What is, what is ?!” We are not living in the most backward country, and the products in stores are for those who care about their health, and for those who think lazy. You just decide which side you're on. Take the time to look carefully at the packaging of the products you choose. Examine the composition and shelf life (long-playing yogurt, for example, a priori can not be stored for more than 3-5 days, even if the label says "natural" and "without additives").

In general, do not be lazy, remember that acesulfame, glutamates, along with other "improvers", prolonging the life of products, shorten ours, and catch "eshki" on packages with the same zeal as PokГ © mon! 

Aspartame

Catch like the Pokemon: the 10 most harmful food additives

Coded as E951, you can often find them in products labeled “sugar free” and “dietary”.Please read with a magnifying glass the composition of the package with "useful" cookies, because aspartame is not our friend! It is officially known that E-951 is an incredibly toxic and carcinogenic substance with a whole bunch of side effects that affect brain activity (chronic fatigue, dizziness, pain, nausea, and so on). The synthetic components of a toxic sweetener affect the brain region responsible for our short-term memory, and can lead to the development of diseases such as lymphoma, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Where can I meet?

In baking, chewing gum and gelatin-containing products.

Corn Syrup

Catch like the Pokemon: the 10 most harmful food additives

High fructose, also known by the acronym HFCS, is a highly refined synthetic substance with a high calorie content, which, at times increasing the level of "bad" cholesterol in the blood, leads you by the hand to the ranks of diabetics.

Where can I meet?

"Diet" soda and soda, cold teas, jelly, desserts, chewing candies and chewing gum, drinking mixes, baking, sweeteners, cereals, mint pastilka and candy, pudding, yogurt, canned food, sauces, semi-finished meatballs, canned food, puddings, yogurt, canned food, sauces, semi-finished meatballs, preserves toothpaste.

Sodium glutamate (E621)

Catch like the Pokemon: the 10 most harmful food additives

Monosodium salt of glutamic acid, is the most discussed e-additive. White powder without taste and smell, which gives the food now fashionable taste "umami" (translated from Japanese - "insanely tasty").

NOTE: Do not confuse with glutamic acid, which naturally forms in fermented and cooked food

It's no secret that the E621 is incredibly toxic. Affecting brain activity, this terrible "yeshka" causes insuperable dependence on this or that product. This is a kind of drug, regular use of which can lead to irreversible changes in the perception of natural tastes and aromas. Natural food will gradually begin to seem tasteless and fresh to you, you will be pulled "for sweet", and you will not be able to stop ... E621 additive leads not only to obesity, but also to a whole galaxy of associated diseases - allergies, asthma, problems with digestion, ulcers , gastritis, etc.

Where can I meet?

In all kinds of canned food, ready-made food, snacks, sausage, sweets.

Trans fats

Catch like the Pokemon: the 10 most harmful food additives

Simply put, oil substitutes. Ever living even without a refrigerator, margarines and spreads about half a century ago entered the arsenal of the food industry and even once were positioned (OMG!) As useful ... However,This did not last long. Rapidly growing cases of cardiovascular diseases made academics move. Thus, by numerous studies, a direct connection of the increased risk of wear of the heart and vessels with the use of margarine-containing products was proved. There are also data on the association of trans fats with oncology, diabetes, liver diseases, nervous and mental disorders, Alzheimer's disease.

Where can I meet?

Of course, in margarine. In addition, in your favorite crackers, chips, crackers and popcorn, cheap meat and fish semi-finished products, as well as in factory sauces and spreads.

Food colorings

Catch like the Pokemon: the 10 most harmful food additives

It is difficult to imagine that there was a time when the phrase "berry flavor" meant - made from real berries. And now what ?! Everything is as natural as autosunburn ... Studies have shown that living in soluble juices, salad dressings and soda drinks synthetic dyes are so harmful that even affect the mental development of children. The interrelation of some food dyes with oncological diseases has also been proven ...

- blue number 1 and number 2 (E133)

Contained in cereals and sweets, soft and sports drinks, animal feed. The dye harms the chromosomes, therefore banned in Norway, Finland and France.

- red number 3 and number 40 (E124)

Found in a fruit and berry cocktail, candied cherry, cake mixes, ice cream, sweets, bakery products, cosmetics, etc., after 8 years of continuous discussions and disputes, this dye was banned due to the negative effect on the vessels of the brain and the thyroid gland. However, it is still not completely removed from food and medical use.

- yellow number 6 (E110) and yellow tartrazine (E102)

World producers of cheese and pasta, sweets, soda and lemonades sin in its use. It damages the kidneys and adrenal glands, but is banned only in Sweden and Norway.

Sodium sulfite (E221)

Catch like the Pokemon: the 10 most harmful food additives

Or sodium salt of sulfuric acid. Another artificially created and completely useless for the body food preservative. E221 not only prolongs the life of processed foods, but also by supplying products with antioxidants, can bleach them, restore them, and even cool them.And after all, according to the disappointing statistics, every 100th person is sensitive to sulfites in food (hence the headaches and breathing problems). In severe cases, sulfites, closing the airways, can lead to cardiac arrest.

Where can I meet?

In dried, canned and frozen vegetables and fruits, gelling fruit extracts, liquid pectin, potato and mushroom semi-finished products, marmalades and jam "without sugar". Also, with a scrupulous study of the composition of the product E221 can be found in the confectionary with a high sugar content. Use this substance and in the production of seasonings and canned fish, sausages, soft drinks and beer. But the widest use of food sodium sulfite found in winemaking as a color stabilizer.

Nitrate (E251), it is sodium nitrite (E250) sodium

Catch like the Pokemon: the 10 most harmful food additives

The sodium salt of nitric acid is used as a preservative to improve the color of meat and fish products. "Nitrite / Nitrate" only sounds safe, but at the slightest ingress into our digestive system it turns into a terrible carcinogen, affecting a lot of vital organs (in particular, the liver and pancreas).The substance is so toxic that the agricultural ministry of the United States was going to ban it back in 1970, however ... Their intention was to veto, due to the fact that nitrite / nitrate is the only chemical in the world that makes meat appetizing. This is actually a color fixator, responsible for the juicy red color we are used to.

Where can I meet?

In meat and fish semi-finished products (hot dogs, bacon, corned beef, cold cuts, smoked meat and canned food).

Butylhydroxyanisole and butylhydroxytoluene (E320), or, as imported, BHA and BHT

Catch like the Pokemon: the 10 most harmful food additives

Often used preservative that protects food from rancid, for us - a carcinogen. The International Agency for the Study of Cancer identifies E320 as one of the main causes of DNA cell mutation. In many countries, the additive is listed in the red list, as it has a high level of danger. However, scientists believe that the average person does not exceed in his consumption of daily doses of E320, which can adversely affect his health.

Where can I meet?

In semi-finished products, chips, flakes and other crisps.

Sulfur dioxide (E220)

Catch like the Pokemon: the 10 most harmful food additives

Or SO2.It is a colorless gas with an irritating odor, responsible for the safety of products. It prevents the development of bacteria and fungi in semi-finished products with an infinite shelf life and acts as a chemical sterilizer-disinfector of wines. Sulfur dioxide inhibits the fermentation browning process (read, spoilage) of fresh fruits and vegetables. In addition to allergic reactions in asthmatics, it causes migraines, nausea and heaviness in the stomach.

Where can I meet?

Meat products, "fresh" vegetables, fruits, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Potassium Bromate (E924a)

Catch like the Pokemon: the 10 most harmful food additives

Additive that prevents the formation of foam (for example, in soda) and helps to achieve a homogeneous consistency of products - baking powder and improver of bakery products and flour. E924a partially destroys vitamins P1, PP and some amino acids, provokes the development of oncology and slowly "sits" our kidneys.

Where can I meet?

In low-grade bread, flour of the first grade, soda.



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