Have you ever wondered what you would see if you could examine the inside of your body under a microscope? Would you find traces of benzene? Mutated DNA? Or perhaps thinned or irritated cell walls along your colon or a small tumor you didn’t know about?
Modern food manufacturers have at their fingertips thousands of substances to make our food taste better, look better, and last longer, but most of these food additives are synthetic. Or, they’re highly-processed versions of once-natural substances that have the possibility to wreak havoc on our bodies and our environment.
Even the term “natural food,” which used to be reserved to describe fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, is now slapped on items that include packaged and processed foods. How are we to sort through all the information to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe?
This, of course, brings us to the point – there's a lot of fake food out there these days, and I assume most of us would like to avoid it if at all possible.
Today I'm continuing my series at Keeper of the Home about the most common fake food ingredients and additives in modern food and how we can avoid them, so please join me there to take a closer look at some of the most insidious additives in our food.
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