Monday, July 29, 2013

butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)

BHA & BHT are waxy preservatives linked to cancer and tumors.

They are found in cereal, nut mixes, gum, butter, meat, dehydrated potatoes.

BHA & BHT used to keep food from becoming rancid, butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) are known to cause cancer in rats. They put this in food for humans to consume.  What are these companies thinking?  It shows that they only can about money and nothing about the people eating their products.
It’s banned the U.K., Japan, and many other European countries.

Thursday, July 25, 2013


Azodicarbonamide bleaches flour, plastic, and induces asthma as an added bonus. 

You can find it in breads, frozen dinners, boxed pasta mixes, and packaged baked goods.
It is used to bleach both flour and foamed plastic (yoga mats and the soles of sneakers), azodicarbonamide has been known to induce asthma.

It is banned in Australia, the U.K., and most European countries.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Potassium bromate (or bromated flour)....for chemically baked goods

Potassium bromate (or bromated flour) is great for impatient bakers but bad for your kidneys and nervous system.

You can find it in wraps, rolls, bread crumbs, bagel chips, flat breads.

Bromated flour is derived from the same harmful chemical as brominated vegetable oil. Brominated flour is used to decrease baking time and reduce costs. Only problem is that, it is linked to kidney damage, cancer, and nervous system damage.
Europe, Canada, and China has banned bromated flour.  It is highly used in Large commercial bakeries in the US.
Read the ingredient labels.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Olestra (or Olean)......Wow I crapped my pants!

Olestra (or Olean) lowers calorie counts while causing vitamin depletion and anal leakage.

You can find it in Fat-free potato chips, corn chips, and French fries.
It was created by Procter & Gamble as a substitute for cooking oil. Olestra robs your body of its ability to absorb vitamins, and it has a fun side effects include cramps and leaky bowels.  It makes your bowels loose and it is perfectly ok to put in food.

The U.K. and Canada has banned the product, but it is legal here to use. Products containing olestra placed a warning about the side effects when it first hit the market in the US, but not now.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Brominated vegetable oil

Brominated vegetable oil makes food dye stick to liquid, but also may cause birth defects and major organ damage.

You can find it in sports drinks and citrus-flavored sodas.   I love Mountain Dew, like you would not believe. It was so sad to find this out.

Bromine is a chemical used to stop carpets from catching on fire, so you can see why drinking it may not be the best idea. BVO is linked to major organ system damage, birth defects, growth problems, schizophrenia, and hearing loss.   
Over 100 countries have banned it from use in foods, but not the US.

Monday, July 1, 2013

The Fake Colors of the Rainbow

Artificial Coloring and Food Dyes

Where can you find it?
In almost everything that we eat as in: cake mixes, sports drinks, cheese, candy, and even Macaroni and cheese.
What can it do to you?
Artificial dyes are made from chemicals derived from petroleum, which is also used to make gasoline, diesel fuel, asphalt, and tar! Artificial dyes have been linked to brain cancer, nerve-cell deterioration, and hyperactivity in children, just to name a few.

It is banned in Norway, Finland, Austria, France, and the U.K.