Worst Food Additives

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…

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.

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Julie Ching, MS, RDN, CDE

Julie Ching, MS, RDN, CDE

Julie Ching is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator in Los Angeles. She decided to become a Dietitian after traveling through Europe, South America, and Asia and discovered a passion for food. She now works with people of all ages and varying disease states to improve their health. She is passionate about teaching people about nutrition so they can live their best life while still considering their cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

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