Bad Food Ingredients

Artificial Colors

Why it is Used

Chemical compounds made from coal-tar derivatives to enhance color.

Why it is Bad

Linked to allergic reactions, fatigue, asthma, skin rashes, hyperactivity and headaches.

Artificial Flavorings

Why it is Used

Cheap chemical mixtures that mimic natural flavors.

Why it is Bad

Linked to allergic reactions, dermatitis, eczema, hyperactivity and asthma
Can affect enzymes, RNA and thyroid.

Artificial Sweeteners

(Acesulfame-K, Aspartame, Equal®, NutraSweet®, Saccharin, Sweet’n Low®, Sucralose, Splenda® & Sorbitol)

Why it is Used

Highly-processed, chemically-derived, zero-calorie sweeteners found in diet foods and diet products to reduce calories per serving.

Why it is Bad

Can negatively impact metabolism
Some have been linked to cancer, dizziness, hallucinations and headaches.

Benzoate Preservatives


Why it is Used

Compounds that preserve fats and prevent them from becoming rancid.

Why it is Bad

May result in hyperactivity, angiodema, asthma, rhinitis, dermatitis, tumors and urticaria
Can affect estrogen balance and levels.

Brominated Vegetable Oil


Why it is Used

Chemical that boosts flavor in many citric-based fruit and soft drinks.

Why it is Bad

Increases triglycerides and cholesterol
Can damage liver, testicles, thyroid, heart and kidneys.

High Fructose Corn Syrup

Why it is Used

Cheap alternative to cane and beet sugar
Sustains freshness in baked goods
Blends easily in beverages to maintain sweetness.

Why it is Bad

May predispose the body to turn fructose into fat
Increases risk for Type-2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke and cancer
Isn’t easily metabolized by the liver.


(Monosodium Glutamate)

Why it is Used

Flavor enhancer in restaurant food, salad dressing, chips, frozen entrees, soups and other foods.

Why it is Bad

May stimulate appetite and cause headaches, nausea, weakness, wheezing, edema, change in heart rate, burning sensations and difficulty in breathing.


Why it is Used

An indigestible fat substitute used primarily in foods that are fried and baked.

Why it is Bad

Inhibits absorption of some nutrients
Linked to gastrointestinal disease, diarrhea, gas, cramps, bleeding and incontinence.

Shortening, Hydrogenated and Partially Hydrogenated Oils
(Palm, Soybean and others)

Why it is Used

Industrially created fats used in more than 40,000 food products in the U.S.
Cheaper than most other oils.

Why it is Bad

Contain high levels of trans fats, which raise bad cholesterol and lower good cholesterol, contributing to risk of heart disease.

Excerpted from “GET REAL” and STOP Dieting! Copyright 2009 – Brett Blumenthal

Now I expect to get a few people say there is nothing wrong with these products. Please keep your comments to yourself. Believe the lies set before you by the government. The USDA and the FDA signed off on saying this stuff is OK when they are aware that it isn’t. And you should also know that nothing will ever be done about these bad ingredients. Most of you aren’t aware that the use of MSG was taken out of all foods and that started in the 1970’s and yet since about 2008 MSG has made a comeback and who but a corrupt government who does not give a damn about your health would allow such a thing? According to the food industry, your life depends on how cheap it is to feed you and they don’t give a damn if what they feed you is poison. But since you are just going to sit there and ignore this and do nothing then nothing is what will occur. As I said before if you don’t give a damn enough about your own health, who else is going to give a damn about you?

John Sutton

The Cooking Inn
April 18, 2010


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