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Common Types of Food Additives

Food additives are substances added to foods to enhance some of their natural qualities. Some additives keep foods fresher for longer or improve their safety. Others boost or maintain the food’s nutritional value. Finally, there are also additives that improve the appearance, texture or taste of foods. There are two main categories of food additives: Direct additives. They are added to the food intentionally for a specific purpose. Direct additives are usually listed on the […]

Foods that May Promote Cancer

Numerous foods and their components are suspected of being implicated in the development of cancer. These include naturally occurring substances as well as artificial additives. Food preservation methods and cooking techniques may also influence the food’s potential for promoting cancer. In addition, cancer-causing agents, which are commonly found in pesticides and packaging can sometimes get into our bodies through the food we eat. As research continues, a number of foods initially denounced as cancer-causing have […]

Chemicals in Natural and Organic Foods

There are multiple reasons why consumers prefer organic or all-natural foods over standard supermarket fare. Some are looking for produce which contains no additives, no preservatives and no pesticides, just pure whole food, the way nature intended. Others simply prefer the taste and flavour of natural foods. However, whatever the reason for it is, your choice of health food does not automatically make your diet healthier. Worse yet, in many cases it turns out that […]