Food Additives to Limit or Avoid

According to the Center For Science in the Public Interest, Shopping was easy when most food came from farms. Now, factory-made foods have made chemical additives a significant part of our diet. In general, it’s best to avoid the following ingredients.

  • Sodium nitrite
  • Saccharin, Aspartame, Acesulfame-K
  • Caffeine
  • Olestra
  • Food Dyes

And don’t forget to cut back on sugar and salt, which cause more harm than all the other additives combined. Foods additives have been categorized by a safety rating scale:

Safety Ratings Key from the Center for Science in the Public Interest

 Be watchful of the following additives

Cut BackCut Back   CautionCaution
Certain People Should AvoidCertain People Should Avoid   AvoidAvoid
 Also See:  ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS: ACESULFAME-POTASSIUM, ASPARTAME, CYCLAMATE,  NEOTAME, SACCHARINREBIANA (STEVIA), SUCRALOSE