Food Ingredients to Avoid

There are many ingredients used in modern food products that our bodies are simply not made to ingest or process. Learn which ingredients to avoid below.

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We all know to avoid sugar as much as possible.

The suggested daily limit for added sugars is 6 tsps, or 25g for women and 9 tsps, or 38g for men. To put that in perspective, there’s 39g in a single can of coke. More than the daily limit for both men AND women. Scary, isn’t it?

Sugar is one of the biggest problems in the average American’s diet, but we have other things to worry about too. These are the top 5 ingredients to avoid in food.

1. Artificial Sweeteners

Found in Nutrasweet and Equal, the components of asparatame and similar artificial sweeteners may encourage development of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, fibromyalgia and more.

2. High Fructose Corn Syrup

It’s in almost every processed food item and is known to encourage weight gain, high cholesterol and contributes to developing diabetes and other metabolic syndromes.

3. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

MSG is used as a flavor enhancer in packaged and Chinese foods and many restaurants menu items. Studies show that regular consumption of MSG may encourage depression, disorientation, fatigue, headaches, and obesity.

4. Trans Fat

Trans fat is used as a preservative and is found in deep-fried fast foods along with a variety of processed foods. Studies show that trans fat raises bad cholesterol while lowering good cholesterol, increases the risk of heart attacks, diabetes and other metabolic syndromes associated with obesity.

5. Common Food Dyes

Artificial dyes found in soda, salad dressings, and more have been found to possibly contribute to behavioral problems in children and lead to reduction in IQ. Animal studies have linked multiple types of food colorings to cancer.


My #1 Tip to fully avoid these additives is to shop the perimeter of the store – do not buy anything from the middle of aisles.

Real food doesn’t have ingredients – real food is ingredients.


To learn more and get the entire run down of the above list, head here. This is the source of my article, and my most trusted health documentary on the market. if you haven’t seen Hungry For Change yet, add it to your list on Netflix.

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