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10 is allowed but very dangerous supplements
The contents

  • Aspartame (E 951)
  • Monosodium glutamate (E 621)
  • Guar gum (E 412)
  • BHT and BHA (E 320)
  • TRANS fatty acids
  • Sulphur dioxide (E 220)
  • Corn syrup with an abundance of fructose
  • Sodium benzoate (E 211)
  • Carrageenan (E 407)
  • Artificial dyes

E food additives have become commonplace in our lives: where they just do not. And if regulators allow their use — so they can be used. However, scientists and doctors warn that it is not so simple! Some permitted additives pose a serious health hazard, it is only necessary to neglect their dosage or have a history of predisposition to some disease!

Aspartame (E 951)

The triumphal procession of additive E 951 on the planet began in 1981 year, and today there is strong evidence that it provokes occurrence of headaches, migraines, seizures, causes problems with mood, affect mental ability, concentration and performance. In addition, she contributes to the development of Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, the occurrence of multiple sclerosis.

The 2005 study, the year conducted on rats, showed that the Supplement may cause of lymphoma and leukemia. And the work of American scientists in 1996, the year convinced that aspartame may have to increase the speed of growth of tumours in the brain. Contains E 951 in diet products without sugar, confectionery, and chocolates.

Monosodium glutamate (E 621)

About this Supplement do not just have to hear the consumer from the TV screen. Today, anyone losing weight knows that E 621 makes us eat more, skillfully stoking the appetite and creating dependence on a certain type of food. Most often, this Supplement face food lovers: it is present in the box quick soups and packaging of salads, juicy steaks and fries. And yet it is present in confectionery, sauces and seasonings, processed meat and many other products.

Studies show that regular consumption of foods containing monosodium glutamate can cause unpleasant side effects including depression, disorientation in space, eye disease, migraine, obesity. In patients with bronchial asthma Supplement can provoke an attack, and prone to this disease is to accelerate disease progression.

Did you know?

In the production of processed food (i.e. prepared foods) manufacturers use more than 300 different chemicals!

Guar gum (E 412)

Food manufacturers it serves as a stabilizer, thickener and emulsifier. They willingly put her in confectionary, ice-cream, yoghurt, curd, jams and curds. Produce guar gum from the seeds of the guar tree India, Pakistan, USA, Canada and Australia. On supply as a pale white powder.

A food additive is considered relatively safe and even useful. There is a perception that it helps reduce appetite and decreases the amount of cholesterol in the body. But at the same time, doctors say that if you exceed the dosage, eat foods with it in composition in large quantities, it provokes indigestion, flatulence, contributes to allergic reactions.

BHT and BHA (E 320)

This synthetic antioxidants, which are used not only in food but also in the production of cosmetics. Little beauty Golik has not yet declared war on them. But especially dangerous is their content in the food. For example, some countries already have bans on their use in baby food. However, they are often found in cereals, potato chips, chewing gums, confectionary powders, frozen hot dogs and sausages, candies, and jellies.

They protect the products against rancidity and color changes, thereby prolonging the period of their implementation. From the point of view of medicine, they affect the human nervous system, cause outbreaks of aggression, can become a “trigger trigger” for the development of cancer.

TRANS fatty acids

They are formed during hydrogenation of unsaturated fats, for example, in the manufacture of margarine. Found in fast food products subjected to prolonged roasting in oil and food containing hydrogenated fats. For example, in crackers, potato chips, crackers, Breakfast cereals, popcorn, ice cream, processed and glazed cheese. As well as chicken wings, fish sticks, nuggets and other products sold in fast food establishments.

Research scientists warn that TRANS fatty acids raise LDL “bad” cholesterol, while reducing the number of “good”, increase the likelihood of developing heart disease and contribute to the emergence of diabetes.

Did you know?

Small quantities of TRANS fats are contained in natural meat and dairy products, but the attention of scientists and doctors focused on their concentration in processed food. There the number reaches record, and therefore dangerous values.

Sulphur dioxide (E 220)

In the United States of America Food and Drug Administration, the FDA banned the use of this additive in the processing of fresh fruits and vegetables. But in some countries it is found in the dried fruits, canned and frozen vegetables, fruits, greens and also beverages, condiments, meat products, potatoes, vinegar and wine. Manufacturers use it to prevent oxidation in food and the preservation of its trademark appearance.

Frequent eating of foods E 220 is fraught with the development of asthma. And because the additive destroys the b vitamins In food with her in part is forbidden to give children. International Labour Organization recommends avoiding supplements to anyone suffering from cardiovascular disease, bronchitis and bronchial asthma, conjunctivitis.

Corn syrup with an abundance of fructose

In the food industry and cooking it is used as a thickener and sweetener. At first glance it seems that the Supplement, based on natural raw materials, harm to the body will bring. But it is not! Studies have shown that it stimulates an increase in “bad” cholesterol and contributes to the development of inflammatory processes in the body.

Contains corn syrup with a high content of fructose in baked products, candies and chocolate, sauces, canned vegetables and cereals.

Sodium benzoate (E 211)

Additive E 211 is introduced into the composition of products as a preservative. She has a pronounced inhibitory effect on the yeast and moldy mushrooms. Her presence in the diet significantly extends shelf life and prevents the damage just in the shop window. Although E 211 permitted in Russia and Europe, since 2004, the year in scientific circles there is a discussion of its negative influence on the behavior and intelligence of children. Issued recommendations to gradually exclude it from the food industry.

But while it can be seen in the composition of meat and fish products, sauces and salad dressings, soft drinks.


The combination of the food additive E 211 with vitamin C leads to the formation of carcinogenic substances — benzene. Scientists associate it with an increased risk of cancer.

Carrageenan (E 407)

Food additive E-407 is an alternative to the gelatin of vegetable origin, so it is easy to find in the composition of the jelly. The solution of this substance is used in food industry and in the manufacture of meat products to retain moisture. This allows you to increase the weight of the product, at the same time reducing cost the cost. But most often E 407 found in the composition of formula milk, shakes, ice cream and confectionery.

Data on the effects of this Supplement on the body are very contradictory. On the one hand, there is evidence that carrageenans induce the development of ulcers of the gastrointestinal tract, inflammatory bowel disease and stomach cancer. And on the other there is evidence that the Supplement is safe for use in dairy mixes for baby, provided that its concentration does not exceed one gram per liter of product. Thus, is it permissible to buy products from her part, will have to decide the consumer.

Artificial dyes

Can meet in the lemonade and soda, fruit juices and salad dressings, candies, and confectionery. Due to the bright colors attract the attention of the youngest consumers, encouraging them to make a purchase.

Meanwhile, research showed that food colors E 133, E 124, E 110, E 102 contribute to the emergence of behavioral problems in children, lead to a significant reduction in IQ.

In addition, blue dye E 133 may provoke chromosomal damage, it is already banned in Norway, France and Finland. In Russia, this additive is found in candy, cereal, sweet, soda, and sports drinks.

Red dye E 124 restricted for use in 1990-m to year, but is still in use, until the end of his “stock” in the food industry. Experiments in laboratory animals have shown that the Supplement contributes to cancer.

Yellow dyes E 102 and E 110 stimulate the formation of tumors in kidney and adrenal glands in laboratory animals, causes chromosomal abnormalities. They still occur in the cheese, pasta, candies, and carbonated beverages.

Review expertStefan gates, author of publications about the benefits and harms of food additives

Our reality is that all foods are a combination of various chemical substances added by man or not.

Arguments in favor of food additives E — they make food cheaper, safer, healthier and more attractive. And we should not be afraid of absolutely all supplements, you need to understand what they bring to our body.

The use of food additives E many sharp edges. First of all, they are used in cheap food, so in front of them, especially the vulnerable poor, sick and old people who have no possibility or enough knowledge to cook simple fresh food.

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