If you live in North America, it’s difficult to avoid processed cereals, snacks, and processed convenience foods in your diet. However, a diet high in processed foods exposes your body to a swarm of evil food additives, all of them artificially engineered and all of them bad for your health.
When you can, opt for fresh foods. However, when you can’t avoid processed convenience, here are the top ten evil food additives to look out for…
1. High Fructose Corn Syrup
High fructose corn syrup (or HFCS) is not only a mouthful to say, it’s also pretty treacherous on the waistline as well, making up the bulk of empty calories in processed foods, and HFCS is an ingredient in pretty much all of them! Not only does this additive—found primarily in processed snacks, breads, salad dressings, cereals, and candy—raise LDL cholesterol (bad) levels; it aids weight gain, and contributes to type 2 diabetes.