Artificial Colors and Flavors
A long time ago, before 1950, food manufacturers used real, natural colors from plants to add color to foods. If they wanted red, for example, they used beets, and they could get green from chlorophyll. After World War II, however, the chemical industry got very big, and the companies saw a way to make a lot of money by selling artificial colors and flavors to “enhance” foods. Food producers saw a way to prepare foods so that they tasted good, looked good, and had a pleasing texture using artificial ingredients.
Synthetic food additives are not food. They are not natural. They are chemicals and artificial. Some artificial colors have names like FD&C green No. 3, FD&C Red No. 40, and Citrus Red No. 2. Artificial Flavors have names like disodium guanylate and monosodium glutamate (MSG). Some food additives are no longer allowed to be used in foods because studies showed they are harmful to your health, but there are still many additives still allowed to be put into food, especially in the United States.
Some conditions as a result of consuming artificial food additives:
Sickness and Disease
ADHD and Mental Problems
Be sure to purchase high quality, organic whole foods. Stay away from processed and packaged foods, especially if you see chemicals in the ingredients. (This goes for organic processed foods as well, always check the labels to make sure there is only organic and natural ingredient items listed. If you need to be a chemist to read it, it cannot be good for you.)
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