Food additives are everywhere, so the title above does not really seem rational. To steer clear of something that is unavoidable? Maybe the reason behind such drastic measure may actually encourage you to stay away from them.
NUMBER 1: ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS
Aspartme or better known as Nutrasweet and Equal sweeteners
These artificial sweeteners are neurotoxin and carcinogenic. Among the ailments caused by these sweeteners are brain tumours, lymphoma, diabetes, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, depression, anxiety attacks and seizures. The list goes on and on.
Aspartme is commonly found in diet coke and various other sugar-free drinks. Doesn't sound so healthy anymore does it ?
NUMBER 2: HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP
HFCS is a highly-refined artificial sweetener. It's currently the number one source of calories in America. And it's only a matter of time before the same thing happens here in Malaysia. Due to the fact that HFCS makes you gain weight rapidly, it is the leading cause of diabetes.
One of the common sources of HFCS is guess what, Cereal. Yup, those crunchy flakes that you eat on a daily basis.
NUMBER 3: MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE (MSG)
This is a very common food additive that people constantly tell you to avoid. Well, I'm telling you this again. Avoid MSG. MSG is known as excitotoxin, that overexcites cells to the point of damage and even death. Regular consumption of MSG causes depression, disorientation, eye damage, headaches and obesity.
Are you scared yet?
Here's a type of snack everyone enjoys eating that may very well be the cause of our deaths (if we eat it too much)
NUMBER 4: TRANS FAT
What exactly are trans fats? They’re commonly used to enhance and extend the shelf life of food products. Mostly they’re found in deep-fried fast food. Too much trans fat increases the risk of heart attacks, heart disease and stroke.