Top 10 Most Dangerous Food Additives You Should AVOID
Partially hydrogenated vegetable oil
Definition: This fancy name represents an artificial type of fat created by forcing hydrogen gas into vegetable fats. The process leads to trans fatty acids, aka the most dangerous type of fat out there.
Food manufacturers commonly use this additive because it’s very affordable and keeps the food fresh much longer.
However, trans fats are notorious for increasing your risk of heart disease and clogged arteries – two conditions that further affect major brain functions as well as the reproductive system. What’s worse, the FDA still allows manufacturers to add up to 0.50 gram / serving of this food additive without even mentioning it on the label.
Found in: pastry products, frozen meals, cookies, ready-made soups, margarines