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What food ingredients/related items do you completely avoid because of their dangers?

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What food ingredients/related items do you completely avoid because of their dangers?

fara | Jun 12, 2011 06:19 PM

Not sure it's being a mom, or the fact that dh doesn't read any of this stuff, but there seem to be a million different things to be aware of in the modern supermarket, never mind in a restaurant. These things have been shown to be toxic!!! to our health and yet they are sold openly. How paranoid are you about these things? Do you avoid them completely?

Some of the items:

High Fructose Corn Syrup
Hydrogenated Oils
Water bottles that have been left in the heat can leak BPA- how many of the water bottles you buy have been refrigerated for the entire life of the bottle??
Sodium Benzoate
Maltose or other forms of added sugars that just make the food look low quality
Nitrates/Nitrites
Milk without the "hormone free" label

Or equally, foods with 20% of your sodium in a single serving, sugar or a substitute in the ingredients for something that's not a dessert, meat from factory farms. Where do you draw the line? Do you think about these things every time you go shopping? What about discussing it with your spouse/family members when visiting?

It is exhausting, no? I basically only buy unprocessed foods, but family members are living with us now and I try not to eat anything of which I don't know the content. However the cosntant ingredient checking is tiring, I kind of wish these products would be a little better regulated so I didn't have to do homework every time I examined a food product.

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