Hazardous 5 Food Additives

Food additives are proving to be major concerns in many areas of health. If you do nothing else but reduce or remove these additives from your diet, you will be doing yourself a big favor.

1.Aspartame (Nutrasweet, Spoonful, Equal, Equal Measure)
(derived from phenylalanine, aspartic adic and methanol, it accounts for over 75% of adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA)

Exitotoxin.(stimulate & damage the nervous system). Possible neurological damage to children. Symptoms include, headaches nausea, heart palpitations, anxiety attacks, seizures, joint pain. May be a trigger to many illnesses such as ADD, Alzheimer’s, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease.

FOUND IN OVER 5,000 PRODUCTS Artificial sweeteners, diet drinks, low-joule foods, low-joule gum, confectionery, brewed soft drinks, anything which is “sugar free” or “without added sugar”


Other sweeteners of major concern:
951/E951 Cyclamate
954/E954 Saccharin

2. Monosodium

L-Glutamate (MSG)

Abdominal discomfort, numbness, weakness & palpitations, convulsions; headache; migraine. Asthma, hyperactivity; depression; irritability; mood changes; male and female infertility; celiac disease

Packet soup, quick soup, malt extract; flavoured noodles, sauce, soy sauce, gelatine, plus hidden sources of MSG including cosmetics, soap, shampoo, hair conditioner


Flavour Enhancer

Hydrogenated vegetable protein also contains MSG

3.Amaranth, Ponceau 4R,

Erythrosine, Red 2G, Allura Red

Asthma; eczema, hyperactivity; allergic reactions in aspirin-sensitive people (nettle rash); malignant tumors, hay fever; cancer; anemia; urticaria Cancer

Packet cake mix, packet trifle mix, jelly crystals. Cereal, soft drink, lipstick, rouge, dessert topping, biscuits, glace cherries, maraschino cherries, canned red cherries, scotch eggs, canned strawberries, meat products, choc biscuits

123/E123 to 129/E129

Others colours best avoided, 102,104,107,110,132,133,151,154,155, 173.


4. Potassium Nitrite; Sodium Nitrite; Potassium Nitrate; Sodium Nitrate

Abdominal pain, vertigo, vomiting, muscular weakness.

Linked to: Asthma, cancer, breathing difficulties, dizziness; headache, hyperactivity

Corned, cured, pickled, manufactured and pressed meat, prosciutto ham, uncooked fermented manufactured meat

249/E249 to 252/E252

Also a problem, Sulphur Dioxide 220


5.Carrageenan (Irish Moss)
(often contains MSG)
Processed Eucheuma Seaweed

Inhibits enzymes, increases the potency of cancer producing compounds. Asthma; cancer; ulcerative colitis; skin rashes; colon ulcers; do not give to babies or young children.

Ice cream, dessert mix, confectionery, pastries, biscuits, thickened cream, custard.

Most harmful in drinks, ie milk, soy milk., coffee.


Vegetable Gum