The fact that manufacturers are stuffing many chemicals with difficult-to-pronounce names into food products is, I think, everyone knows. Everyone knows or guesses that such food additives are harmful to health. But with what and why?
One of the most common dietary supplements is sodium nitrite. It is added to products for preservation (longer storage), as well as add color and flavor to meat, sausages, ham, fish, etc. Since our manufacturers do not know the measures in anything, sodium nitrite is added to products in huge quantities. When sodium nitrite enters the bloodstream in large quantities, it binds hemoglobin, preventing the transfer of oxygen. During life, it accumulates in the human body, since it is not excreted from the body. Under high temperature conditions, sodium nitrite is converted into an active chemical compound that can cause cancer.
Butylhydroxyanisole (BHA) and Butylhydroxytoluene (BHT) are a type of preservative known as E320 that is added to chewing gums, chips and vegetable oils to prevent oxidation. Can cause skin rashes, indigestion and even cancer.
Propyl gallate (E310) is also an antioxidant. It is added to meat, chicken cubes, and chewing gum. It can also cause cancer.
Monosodium glutamate is a popular dietary supplement designed to enhance flavor. It can cause headaches and nausea.
Trans fats of the type are banned for use in food, but in any fast food, you can load them to the eyeballs. Trans fats are directly linked to heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease.
Olestra is a zero calorie fat substitute. It was often used in the production of chips. Olestra interferes with the absorption of vitamins by the body and impairs digestion. May cause cancer and heart disease.
Potassium bromate is sometimes used in the manufacture of baked goods. It can also cause cancer.
Doctors constantly find harm to health of this or that supplement, governments prohibit them, and manufacturers come up with new ones. Vicious circle…