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Almost all packaged foods, even so called "health foods," have additives in them, and many are harmful or inadequately tested. For example: Aspartame, also known as NutraSweet and Equal, breaks down into substances called excititoxins which excite nerve cells in the brain to death. Ninety-two different symptoms from aspartame were reported to the FDA, including headaches, dizziness, seizures, speech and visual impairment, blindness and even death. It can cause symptoms which mimic the symptoms of numerous diseases, including Alzheimer's, epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Gulf War Syndrome and mental illness. Even people who don't experience symptoms can suffer long term damage. Carrageenan, a seaweed derivative often found in "health food" products, is a suspected carcinogen; it may contain hidden MSG. BHT, legal in the U.S. but banned in England, is associated with liver and kidney damage, behavioral problems, infertility, weakened immune system, birth defects and cancer. Brominated vegetable oil (BVO), an ingredient in a popular sports drink, and pediatric electrolyte replacement beverage is considered unsafe by the FDA, but can still lawfully be used until the FDA takes further action. It is linked to major organ system damage, birth defects and growth problems. Hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, found in most packaged products, are associated with heart disease, breast and colon cancer, atherosclerosis and elevated cholesterol. MSG is an excitotoxin which can excite nerve cells in the brain to death. Even people who don't experience reactions from consuming MSG can suffer long term damage. MSG can be hidden in many different ingredients, including broth, hydrolyzed protein, barley malt and whey protein. Nitrates and nitrites, powerful cancer-causing agents, are considered dangerous by the FDA, but are not banned because they prevent botulism. These are only a few examples of the many harmful substances legally added to our food.
So, be sure that what you're eating is healthy. With this book, you will discover how quick and easy it is to tell if the food you're buying contains dangerous ingredients. It contains all the information about food additives contained in the previous editions and more, updated information on the safety of the additives, more information on MSG, hidden MSG and free glutamates and new additives, like Olestra, Salatrim, Sucralose and Splenda. It even contains information on the additives, Alitame and Neotame, that are awaiting approval as of this writing.
You can't depend on the FDA or the food manufacturers to make sure the food you buy in the grocery store is safe. It's up to you! Use this book as your constant grocery shopping companion and you'll never again wonder about the safety of the ingredients listed on the package. You'll know. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
An excellent book to keep in your purse or tote. I am forever using it to look up info on additives. It has been most helpful..... Read morePublished 12 months ago by tootsiebell
This book is filled with so much that everyone should know about what it is that is added to your food! A must read for all concerned for better health!Published on April 25, 2013 by Judy
I handed this over to my daughter-in-law. We look at our grandson and then decided to "educate" her. Read morePublished on March 4, 2013 by Peter Bratko
This little book is packed with helpful information. It guides, educates, and gives you the heads up when it comes to shopping. Read morePublished on March 3, 2013 by Julian
great little book to keep in my bag, when going shopping. Love this book. Great for families that have children with allergies.Published on December 16, 2012 by lorna
Excellent, just the right size for purse. Great reference book. It comes in handy when checking the ingredients panel. Helpful and easy to read.Published on September 17, 2012 by DHill