Most of the items we purchase in traditional supermarkets are processed and contain additives. Man-made preservatives give food and cosmetics a longer shelf life, which allows manufacturers to broaden distribution and bring in bigger revenue. Many of these additives are considered safe by the Food Standards Agency (FSA- UK) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) but much independent research suggest very different results.
For centuries people have preserved food by using salts, vinegars, herbs, boiling, refrigeration, root cellars, and other means. Now, food manufacturers utilize an array of specialized chemicals to increase shelf-life and to maintain ‘freshness.’ Five of the worst additives for your health and their side-effects are listed below: Continue reading