additives

DonnaAnn
By DonnaAnn Latest Reply 2008-08-05 03:35:59 -0500
Started 2008-07-23 10:49:06 -0500

besides the additives that we know we sould not have in or on our food (molasses for example), does anyone know if thngs like BHT or yellow and red dyes among others, effect our sugar?


5 replies

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-07-26 06:28:46 -0500 Report

http://www.cspinet.org/reports/chemcuisine.htm
diabeticdiva posted this site, and it has great information on additives. It doesn't discuss if it is good or bad for your sugar, but if it is bad in general, I would try to avoid it. Check it out.

It also lists food colorings, which apparantly should all be avoided and many other things. It is a great site and in my favorites now. Now I can know what to look for in the Ingredients and what to put back on the shelf.

BUTYLATED HYDROXYTOLUENE (BHT)
Antioxidant: Cereals, chewing gum, potato chips, oils, etc.
BHT retards rancidity in oils. It either increased or decreased the risk of cancer in various animal studies. Residues of BHT occur in human fat. BHT is unnecessary or is easily replaced by safe substitutes (see discussion of BHA). Avoid it when possible.

butterfly_8
butterfly_8 2008-08-04 09:21:18 -0500 Report

I read that article and it was in answer to drinks having calories.As a result I will read the labels on everything I drink an avoid all dyes and funny sounding chemicals.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-08-04 09:35:31 -0500 Report

That is a good pracctice. It is so hard to make good choices when the lables are written in a "different" language. They just think we are all stupid and they can slide stuff by on us. The big problem is the FDA and how they approve these things. They need to protect our health, not the businessmen's bottom line.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-08-05 03:35:59 -0500 Report

My goal is the fewer the ingredients, the better it is (for the most part) If it needs all the junk in it to keep in fresh or make it pretty, just give me an apple or a stalk of celery. If I can't pronounce it, I really don't want to eat it.

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