additives

21 Mar: Read Your Labels: A Really Bad Additive Actor Too Often Mistaken for a “Good Guy”

From our Read Your Labels Campaign, an installment in the series “Top Ten Food Additives to Avoid”, courtesy of Linda Bonvie Found in all kinds of foods and beverages, you need to be on the lookout to keep this toxic additive out of your diet The second place designation in our Citizens for Health “Read Your Labels” campaign of food…

14 Mar: Read Your Labels: “Glutamic Bombs”: Playing Tricks on Your Tongue and Havoc with Your Brain

From our Read Your Labels Campaign, an installment in the series “Top Ten Food Additives to Avoid”, courtesy of Linda Bonvie While the package says “No MSG!” a check of the ingredient label shows “yeast extract,” an ingredient that always contains manufactured glutamic acid (MSG) They’re often referred to as “excitotoxins” because of their ability to literally excite brain cells…

14 Mar: Read Your Labels: The “Brominated Brothers”: Still at Large Despite a Bad Rap Sheet

From our Read Your Labels Campaign, an installment in the series “Top Ten Food Additives to Avoid”, courtesy of Linda Bonvie   The next ingredient to avoid in our Read Your Labels campaign should have been banned in the U.S. decades ago. It has been known to cause cancer in laboratory animals for over 30 years, and the evidence of…

14 Mar: Read Your Labels: A Pair of Preservatives to Beware Of

From our Read Your Labels Campaign, an installment in the series “Top Ten Food Additives to Avoid”, courtesy of Linda Bonvie What if we told you that two closely-related preservatives, commonly-added to scores of processed foods (many of them for kids), are banned in Japan and most European countries; have been found to alter brain chemistry in mice when they…

14 Mar: Read Your Labels: Still In Our Food After All These (Heart Damaging) Years

From our Read Your Labels Campaign, an installment in the series “Top Ten Food Additives to Avoid”, courtesy of Linda Bonvie   If you still think that it really isn’t all that important to read a food product’s list of ingredients, then you really need to read this blog. Our pick for the next ingredient to avoid in our Read…