Great post from Hungry For Change:
It might be common knowledge to you that most processed foods are not ideal for our health. These foods are often laden with artificial chemicals which can cause all sorts of havoc to our body. Typically these food additives are not easy to identify, as they are hidden under a variety of names and codes and usually in very small font.
Even when additives are derived from plant sources they can still be harmful. As Mike Adams says from ‘Hungry For Change’: “Stay away from anything that is an unnatural and highly concentrated chemical from a plant that should be consumed in its full spectrum bioavailable nutrient complexity. That’s the way nature delivers food – as a nutrient complex not as one isolated nutrient”.
Unbelievably there are over 300 chemicals used in processed foods today and statistics show that the average American household spends about 90 percent of their food budget on such foods! These manmade chemicals are seen as foreign to our bodies, which often results in a number of implications to our health and wellbeing. Allergies are a common side effect and MSG is known to cause overeating and weight gain.
The best way to avoid exposure to these harmful chemicals is to understand the most common and dangerous additives and which foods they are most often found in. Here is our ‘Top 10 Food Additives To Avoid’ shopping guide. Read through the following and make sure to download your own printable version below to take with you next time you go grocery shopping!