The next few post I will talk about some of the most common additives out there nowadays. You don't have to go far to find them, they are in the majority of the packaged food found in your local grocery store and probably your kitchen. So what are additives? These are things you don't want in your body.
When looking at a label, these ingredients are usually the ones you can't pronounce. The propose of these additives are all for the benefit of the manufacturer, not yours. For example, A particular additive will give butter that beautiful yellow, another one will give it that creamy texture. these are all added so the product is more appealing to you so you will buy it. One of the most common additives are preservatives. These are specifically added so the product will have a longer shelf life. This will allow manufacturers to minimize the loss of revenue from the products that don't sell quickly enough.
Your body does not need these ingredients, in fact, it will be much better without them. Please stay tuned for next post as I will uncover the truth about some of the most common additives.
Since this is my first post I want to make sure I introduce myself (you can also read about me on the "About" tab) and welcome you to my site. With that said, it's time to start covering our first topic, Food Labels and Marketing Strategies. I find this to be a very enlightening subject as I have been (and I'm pretty sure a lot of people have) victim of these claims on the foods we buy. Turns out statements on food labels can be very deceiving. Manufacturers have found creative and sneaky ways to make things more appealing to the buyer promoting products as healthier without actually getting in trouble with the FDA for lying. Here are a couple of examples of these claims you will want to start keeping an eye out for:
And remember, always read your labels and choose wisely!
Source: Eating Clean for dummies by Wright Larsen
21 CFR 101.9(c) FDA Nutrition Labeling Chapter