Additives are chemical substances that are added to foods during preparation or storage in order to enhance presentation, taste, and shelf stability. Many additives have been critical for times of low food supplies, in places where crops don't thrive and when weather limits growth.
An occasional treat at home is nothing to be worried about, however, it's easy to sabotage our health when we make food purchasing decisions that do not reflect our health goals.
Ask anyone involved in the health industry, and they'll tell you the same thing -- you should only eat foods containing ingredients
Having my first child made me keenly aware of the effects of artificial colours. Watching my one-year-old go bonkers after inadvertently ingesting a "healthy" yogurt drink containing a red dye was enough to convince me that artificial colours in our food are trouble, and not just in my home.
The government regulates the information on the label, right? But there are things you need to know about what's missing or misleading on a food label that could be affecting your health.