Consumers demand perfection, which leads to companies injecting artificial colorings, flavorings, and preservatives to please the perfect product purchase our society has adopted. Not all additives are harmful, but some are shockingly harmful such as petroleum or tar…would you like a side of tar with that?
The artificial colors Red #40, Blue #1 , Yellow #5 & #6 all originate from industrial materials and have been linked to a number of cancers and health issues. They can be found in sports drinks, soda, vitamin supplements, colored candy and boxed mac n’ cheese.
Although the current food regulations are imprecise, some companies are taking action due to consumers becoming more health conscious. Chipotle, Subway, and Gatorade have all removed harmful additives from their products, with Papa John’s and General Mills recently announcing they will be cutting artificial flavors and colors from their products.
Many countries have avoided or banned health damaging additives by using more natural ingredients, however it seems unlikely that the U.S. will follow suit.
After watching this video, you will definitely be more educated so you don’t have side effects from certain additives, such as the fat substitute, Olestra.
Curious? Watch and learn about the 10 foods still allowed in the U.S. but banned in other countries below.
Reader – From pink slime to artificially raised salmon, do you want better quality of food here in the U.S.? How did this video settle with you?
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