In this article, you will learn which of these food additives will be safe for you to consume and which ones you want to stay away from. You will also learn why a detox diet is extremely important to help you to lose weight for good.
According to research, there are over 3000 additives routinely used in our foods. I’m sure that you have run into them if you are reading the ingredients on your food labels. (Usually the words on the back that you can’t pronounce are food additives and preservatives)
A person consumes nearly 150lbs of these food additives each year.
Let’s take a minute and think about this… Our “authorities” have stated that these food additives are safe to consume in small doses. This is shown by research. And of course large doses of any of these compounds can potentially kill you.
Here is the main problem: Research doesn’t show the safety of eating a bunch of foods with food additives. OR eating combinations of food additives OR consuming small amounts over time. Does this make sense? What is regarded as “safe” really isn’t safe at all.
Your Body Can’t Process Synthetic Chemicals
Since these are synthetic chemicals, the body doesn’t recognize them as natural substances and has difficulty neutralizing and eliminating them. The end result: the toxins will be stored in fat cells and other metabollically depressed areas in the body. Which means that you will gain large amounts of weight.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people report adverse reactions to these so called “safe” synthetic food additives. Anything from headaches, nausea, diarrhea, hormonal dysfunction, metabolic changes, liver damage, problems with sexual function, cancer, mutation of DNA, kidney stones, etc. The list goes on and on. Going on a detox diet will help your body to purge those fat cells of toxic substances and allow the fat to just melt away. Your body will then have the chance to heal itself from the detrimental effects of these chemicals.
Below is a list of safe food additives:
Safe Food Additives:
Beet juice, beet powder
Beta-carotene or carotene
Herbs and spices (cloves, peppermint, ginger, cayenne, etc.)
Minerals (iron, calcium carbonate, magnesium)
Natural oils (almond, vanilla, peppermint)
Natural sweeteners (stevia, raw honey, raw maple syrup, brown rice syrup)
Sea salt, natural rock salt
Vitamins (vit D,thiamin, riboflavin, niacin)
Avoid These Additives
Artificial colors (Red dyes, Yellow dyes, Blue dyes)
Artifical sweeteners (splenda, aspartame, saccharin)
Hydrogenated vegetable oils (margarine, shortening)
Natural smoke flavor
Processed and refined sweeteners
Salt (with aluminum silicate added)
Sodium benzoate, Potassium benzoate
Sodium nitrate and nitrite
These lists are by no means complete. The few food additives that I have listed are some of the most common ones found on the ingredients labels. A good rule of thumb to follow is that if you cannot pronounce the words on the ingredients label, then avoid the food. Chances are really high that it is bad for you.