Author(s): Deanna Minich
Cochineal extract, diacetyl, tertiary butylhydroquinone, BHA, HFCS - it's not knowing how to pronounce what's in your food, it's knowing what it does and how it can affect you that matters most. But with so many processed foods on the supermarket shelves and additives showing up in the most unlikely foods, that's certainly a tall order. An "A-Z Guide to Food Additives" helps consumers avoid undesirable food additives and shows them which additives do no harm and may even be nutritious. Designed to fit in a purse or pocket, this little book serves as an 'additive translator' when navigating through the landmine field of additives or ingredients that may cause allergic reactions like headaches, fatigue, and breathing difficulties or those that cause bloating or hypersensitivity. Included are safety ratings to 300 ingredients and charts of additives that can cause cancer or allergic reactions or that should be limited for sodium-sensitive individuals. There is also essential nutrition advice, hints on what to look for when reading those unreadable ingredient labels, and even tips on buying fresh produce in order to avoid pesticides.
aBeware foods whose ingredient names you canat pronounce.a aMichael Pollan, author of the best-selling The Omnivoreas Dilemma