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  1. The Worst Additives

  2. Additives permit longer shelf lives and cheaper ingredient costs, which mean increased profits for food manufacturers. The vast majority of them are safe. But some are not.....

  3. Here are the worst additives

  4. Acesulfame -K • It is a sugar substitute used in soft drinks and baked goods. • The additive causes cancer in animals. And that means it may increase the canser risk to humans.

  5. Artificial colors E100-199 • The color of a soft drink or other foods rarely comes from the food itself. Artificial colors, which may be naturally derived or synthetic, are much cheaper. • It is in every kind of food most wanted by children – it colours drinks, lollies, chips – so it is almost impossible to avoid. • Naturally derived colorants like beta-carotene (which is used to color margarine) and beet-juice extract haven`t generally been well tested, but we presume them to be safe. Most food, though, is colored with combinations of synthetic dyes like Blue No.2, Green No.3, Red No.40, etc.

  6. AspartameE951 • It is used in soft drinks. It is sweeter than sugar 180 times. • Aspartame might cause altered brain function and behavioral changes. Hundreds of people have said they suffer from dizzines, headaches, epileptic-like seizures.

  7. BHA and BHT • BHA and BHT are two closely related chemicals that prevent oxidation and retard rancidity in foods that contain oil. • They may cause canser. • The bottom line is that BHA and BHt are unneccessary. There are safer ways to prolong the shelf like foods.

  8. Caffeine • Caffeine is a stimulant and one of the drugs that are added to foods. It is found naturally in tea, coffee, and cocoa. It is also added to many soft drinks. • It can cause nervousness, nausea, and insomnia.Caffeine also makes stomach acid increase and raises blood pressure, makes some blood vessels open wider and others narrow. • One good thing about caffeine: it doesn`t appear to initiate or promote cancer.

  9. Monosodium Glutamate, MSG,621 • MSG 621 is a sodium salt of the amino acid knowm as glutamic acid. It is added in processed foods. Such as spices, flavourings, bouillon, etc. • Too much monosodium glutamate can lead to headaches, migraines, stomach upset, tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, heart palpilations, partial paralysis.

  10. Nitriteand Nitrate • Sodium nitrite and sodium nitrate are two chemicals used for centuries to preserve meat. They maintain the red color, comtribute to the flavor, and inhibit the growth of botulism-causing bacteria. • Nitrite has long been suspected as being cause of stomach cancer.

  11. Sweeteners E900-E999 • It is a substitute which contains no sugar and is used as a sweetener for different products. • They are much sweeter than sugar so they are cheap for manufactorers to use. • One of the sweeteners is saccharin used for diet drinks and products. • Sweeteners may cause cancer. They are not recommended for children.

  12. Sulfites • Sulfites are a class of chemicals that keep cut fruits and vegetables looking fresh. They also prevent discolouration in apricots, raisins, and other dried fruits, fresh-cut potatoes, bacterial growth, and fermentation of wine. • Sulfites can provoke sometimes allergic reactions.

  13. The Parabens 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219 • The parabens are a group of preservatives that contain ‘ben’from benzoic acid, 212 and prefixes like methyl-, propyl-, and butyl-. • They can cause severe contact dermatitis or redness, skin pain, asthme attacks and anaphylactic shoch in susceptible persons. • They are the most common preservatives used in foods, medications and make – up. Such foods as baked goods, frozen dairy products, fruit juices, jams and jellies, processed vegetables, salad dressings, soft drinks and syrups.

  14. The most dangerous additives • MAY CAUSE CANSER: • E131, E142, E210, E211, E212, E213, E214, E215, E217, E239, E330. • INCREASE CHOLESTEROL: • E320, E321. • RAISES BLOOD PRESSURE: • E250, E251, E252. • DANGEROUS TO USE: • E102, E110, E120, E124, E127.

  15. We have analysed some labels of the most often used foods in Lithuania. the labels show that: • Sausage contains: • E450, E451(stabilisator) E621 (flavouring), E120 (artificial colour), • E250 (paraben). • Bouillon contains: • E450, E451(stabilisator), E621 (flavouring), E120 (artificial colour), Monosodium Glutamate MSG. • Potatoe chips with sourceream and cheese contains: • E621, E635 (flavouring), E160c (artificial colour), E262, E331. • Bread contains: • E621, E635 (flavouring), E212, E213 (parabens), E900 (sweetener), acesulfame – K. • Fruit juice for children Kubus has no additives.