Top 5 Worst Food Preservatives in Processed Food Story

What are the worst ingredients in food today? This guide details the top 5 worst food preservatives in processed food. All of these ingredients are red flags if you see them on the label, and should be avoided if you can!

I recently got a question from a reader about what not to eat. She said, “Are there any foods that you’d say we should never eat, that are totally off limits?”

I don’t advocate for cutting out entire food groups, there are certain ingredients in processed/packaged foods that I try to avoid at all costs.!

Examples of Foods with Bad Food Preservatives

Food preservatives are bad for two reasons: they introduce chemical-like substances into your daily food supply, and they are added to foods that are already too processed, refined or sugary to begin with,.

Are Food Preservatives bad?


-Sodium Nitrite and Sodium Nitrate -BHA & BHT -Potassium Bromate -High Fructose Corn Syrup -Trans Fat or Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil

-Nitrates convert to nitrosamines, (during cooking) which are associated with an increased risk of certain cancers. -High Fructose corn syrup shown to contribute to weight gain, diabetes, cardiovascular disease.

Ways these Food Preservatives Affect your Body

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