Tuesday, August 2, 2011

What's really in the food? The A to Z of the food industry's most evil ingredients

This is an interesting and informative list of ingredients to watch out for when you buy processed, packaged and/or commercially produced foods.

Source: Natural News

Acrylamides - formed in foods when carbohydrates are exposed to high heat (baking, frying, grilling).

Aspartame -Chemical sweetener

Autolyzed Proteins -Highly processed form of protein

BPA (Bisphenol-A) -A hormone mimicking chemical found in nearly all food packaging plastics.

Casein - Milk proteins

Corn Syrup - Just another name for High Fructose Corn Syrup

Food Colors - Nearly all artificial food colors are derived from petroleum, and many are contaminated with aluminum.

Genetically Modified Ingredients - Nearly all conventionally grown corn, soy and cotton are GMOs.

High Fructose Corn Syrup -A highly processed liquid sugar

Homogenized Milk -The fats in the milk are artificially modified to change them into smaller molecules.

Hydrochloride - chemical forms of B vitamins that companies add to their products to be able to claim higher RDA values of vitamins.

Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein -A highly processed form of (usually) soy protein that's processed to bring out the free glutamate (MSG).

Phosphoric Acid -The acid used in sodas to dissolve the carbon dioxide and add to the overall fizzy-ness of the soda.

Propylene Glycol - used to make the fake blueberries you see in blueberry muffins, bagels and breads.

Sodium (Salt) -The processed white salt lacking in trace minerals.

Sodium Nitrite - red coloring chemical added to nearly all processed meats.

Soy Protein - The No. 1 protein source used in "protein bars"

Sucralose - An artificial chemical sweetener sold as Splenda.

Sugar - The bleached, nutritionally-deficient byproduct of cane processing.

Textured Vegetable Protein - Usually made of soy protein which is extracted from genetically modified soybeans and then processed using hexane

Yeast Extract - Hidden form of MSG that contains free glutamate and is used in many "natural" food products to claim "No MSG!"

This is a Suspicious News Brief. Read more at Natural News.
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