April 11th is that day we hope you’ll join the campaign to “take back our food.” That’s when Citizens for Health will sponsor its second annual Read Your Labels Day—a day set aside for recognizing and exposing the health risks of the toxic additives found in the ingredients of everyday food products.
We invite all our readers to take photos of products containing these awful ingredients and share them on Facebook or Instagram (using the hashtag #ReadYourLabels). And tell your friends – because by “going viral,’ we hope to hold the manufacturers of these adulterated products accountable – and to influence them to start removing these health hazards from the foods we eat and feed our families every day (as the Food and Drug Administration now wants to do with partially hydrogenated oils, which are responsible for just about all the added trans fat in our diet).
Here’s the list of the top 10 food additives to avoid:
- High fructose corn syrup
- Hydrolyzed protein
- Autolyzed yeast
- Monososium glutamate
- Potassium bromate
- Brominated vegetable oil, or BVO
- BHA and BHT
- Trans fats
- Artificial colors