Common “Healthy” Food Misconceptions

It always is to my surprise the ingredients and additives that are in foods we buy everyday, or even ones we consider to be healthier options!

The following is a list of foods that are associated with the ‘Food Additives to Watch Out For!’ page:

1. Artificial Flavorings: Snyder’s of Handover Pretzel Pieces (Jalapeno, Buttermilk Ranch, and Honey BBQ)

2. Artificial Colors: Vlasic Kosher Dills

3. Artificial Sweeteners: Orville Redenbacher’s 94% Fat Free Smart Pop! Kettle Korn

4. Artificial Preservatives (BHT): Wheaties cereal

5. High Fructose Corn Syrup: Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce

6. MSG: Smart Ones Classic Favorites Swedish Meatballs


7. Sodium Nitrate: Jack Link’s Original Beef Steak Nuggets

8. Partially Hydrogenated Oils: Skippy Peanut Butter

9. Olestra: Lay’s Light Original Potato Chips

10. Brominated Vegetable Oil: Gatorade

11. Potassium Bromate: Giovanni’s Enriched Italian Bread

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