Today, we’re talking about the worst of the worst additives in foods in this episode!
Lindsay took a deep dive and I’m bringing to you today a full list of ingredients that I think you should avoid eating and why you should avoid each one and what foods they are commonly found in.
She went to the experts on this one to really form a complete list- and a list that you can remember! This is not a massive list of every possible additive because that wouldn’t be effective- you would never remember it all. These are ingredients we see all the time, but we probably aren’t sure if they are harmful to us, or how much so, and why.
Here is the list of additives that Lindsay talks about and why to avoid them:
Colorings- Blue 1, Red 3, Red 40, Yellow 5 and Yellow 5
Oils- Canola Oil, Corn Oil, Cottonseed Oil, Soybean Oil
All the others!
- Artificial flavors
- Artificial sweeteners
- Carmel Color
- Citric Acid
- Corn Syrup
- Enriched flour & bleached flour
- Gums! (Gellan, Locust Bean & Gar)
- High fructose corn syrup
- Fructose or fructose syrup
- Natural flavors
- Partially hydrogenated oils (artificial trans fats)
- Stevia extract
- Tapioca starch
- Titanium dioxide
Lindsay breaks down what these ingredients really are and which we should completely avoid and which we should just watch out for and why.
We’re talking about learning how to read an ingredient label and actually know what it means and know what is in the foods you are eating.
Knowledge is power- especially when it comes to food! We have to be informed to make our own decisions about what we want to eat and what we want to feed our families.
The FDA is behind on lots of things that studies show should be banned, so we must take it upon ourselves to know what additives are in our food and how they could affect our bodies.
CHEERS! To eating food that makes us feel awesome!!