6 Ingredients That Are Harmful For Your Health!
Experts are warning that reading of the declaration of the product must become our habit in order to avoid products that are containing ingredients that may negatively affect our health. This are six such ingredients that we, as recommended by the experts, are supposed to avoid.
- Artificial sweeteners
Artificial sweeteners are source of “empty calories” and are often associated with the development of type II diabetes, therefore should to be avoided, as well as all the products that contain them.
Because of his particular skills of hydration and increase in viscosity is used in food technology as a valuable additive (thickener, emulsifier, stabilizer). Most often is used in the preparation of cocoa drinks, condensed milk, baby food, enteral food and other products in liquid state because it prevents delamination and deposition and ensures homogeneity, fluidity, and an appropriate level of density.
- Caramel color
Caramel color that is used in many sodas, ice creams, sweets and packaged sauces for meat has little to do with caramel. Instead being made from melted sugar, caramel color is synthetically produced in the reaction of sugar, ammonium and sulphites. This process results in chemicals that are associated with thyroid problems, liver disease, lung cancer and leukemia.
- Trans Fatty acids
It is an artificial unsaturated fat that are added to the processed foods to extend their expiration date. This ingredient in food products may increase the risk of heart disease, so it is desirable to avoid it.
- Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
MSG is also called “flavor enhancer”, and its purpose is to give the finished products better taste. Although actually it really does improve the taste of the food, the chemical substance is destroying the brain, disrupts the work of the hormones and is associated with many diseases.
- High-fructose corn syrup
Manufacturers are often using glucose-fructose syrup because it is much cheaper than sugar. In addition, HFCS extends the expiration date of the product.
Glucose-fructose syrup is widely used as a sugar substitute in many soft drinks, juices, yogurts, cereals, pastries and ready-made soups. Unfortunately, like many other additives, glucose-fructose syrup has a destructive action on our health.