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What do you consider as the worst food additives?

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What do you consider as the worst food additives and optionally why?

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arrowroot powder may work for your smoothies.

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on February 08, 2012
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LOL unfortunately it makes my insides separate easier. Tmi? lol

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From PaleoGran's link, "avoid broccoli, tomato, citrus, grapes and their products." - I'm curious?

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"avoid broccoli, tomato, citrus, grapes and their products." - I'm curious?

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I'm skeptical of any and all additives. There are some whole foods, such as wheat, that I have trouble with but much of my trouble is with ingredients found in processed foods. I can't think of a single processed item with a list of ingredients--meaning additives--that I tolerate well. To feel great, I can't eat them at all.

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Eric, here is a link which has links to info on all additives: http://www.fedupwithfoodadditives.info/failsafe.htm

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I have a few rules of thumb:

  • avoid anything that doesn't sound like an ingredient I wouldn't conceivably have in my pantry.
  • avoid anything ending in -ide, -ate, or -ite avoid anything with a number on it
  • avoid anything with the words "modified" or "artificial" in it.

I also lump guar gum in my avoid list if possible. I have noticed it seems to not agree with me. Many brands of coconut or almond milk actually have this ingredient (among others not found in coconuts and water).

This gets me past most labels

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on February 08, 2012
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Transglutaminase, aka Meat Glue

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on February 08, 2012
at 09:11 PM

Guar gum stops my smoothies from seperating!

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at 09:57 PM

LOL unfortunately it makes my insides separate easier. Tmi? lol

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on February 09, 2012
at 07:48 PM

arrowroot powder may work for your smoothies.

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i guess this is not so much an additive as a by-product of processing methods. i simply can't stomach anything from a can -- i get terrible stomach pains. at first i thought it was tomatoes and coconut that i didn't digest well, but then it turns out when i have either of those items from a carton, i do just fine. my guess it has to do with the BPA.

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