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  1. Jimmy Arcade
    January 10, 2014 @ 9:04

    I completely agree! My wife and I warn our friends and family about these ingredients, as well. However, I would also suggest that adults avoid these things, as well. One of the worst contributors for aspartame is diet foods and artificial sweeteners. Diet coke is likely the most common form of aspartame consumption. My wife and I also avoid the other stuff; especially and including MSG and red dyes.

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  2. Deb E
    January 10, 2014 @ 9:04

    I’m encouraged the manufacturers are at least trying (most I think) and realize parents care about this. You do your best and hope they start to understand it’s important, since you can’t be around them every time they make a food choice.

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  3. Robin Wilson
    January 11, 2014 @ 9:04

    Wow ~ this list is scary! These are preservatives that I want to avoid for myself. I had absolutely no idea about the last one. I cannot believe that it is still legal ~ WTH?

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  4. Tina
    January 11, 2014 @ 9:04

    I agree too. My daughter has reactions to certain foods. She can’t eat microwave popcorn. she turns red and has a hard time breathing. she can eat air blown popcorn so it is something they add to the microwave kind. so we have to pay attention to foods we eat.

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  5. ginette4
    January 11, 2014 @ 9:04

    Wow, what a list, a real eye opener, thank you and I shall pass this on to family and friends, thanks for sharing

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  6. Jean
    January 11, 2014 @ 9:04

    Thank you for the list. I avoid almost all of these. This year one of my nutrition goals is to be much more diligent about artificial colors – they creep into almost every processed food. I don’t give my kids a whole lot of processed food in the first place, but they do love cheese crackers and I know those have artificial colors.

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  7. Jodi D.
    January 11, 2014 @ 9:04

    we are starting to cut out the things that are in food in my childrens diet.. I never thought those things were affecting my kids until research came out and then we got a diagnosis of ADHD for one of my children and I know it plays a role.

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  8. ginette4
    January 13, 2014 @ 9:04

    Definately cutting out lots of this in our diet, advised family and friends also

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  9. latanya
    January 13, 2014 @ 9:04

    Thanks for sharing this list. I know my sister in law stopped eating at Chinese restaurants because she would get headaches afterwards. Now we know it is from the msg. I now study ingredients statements and I am more aware of what we eat as a family.

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  10. Tempestt
    January 13, 2014 @ 9:04

    Thank you for posting this. I will definitely pass this along to my family. This is just what I needed to read to help me achieve my goal of eating better.

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  11. Denise Taylor-Dennis
    January 14, 2014 @ 9:04

    MSG is a really sneaky one and is probably in more products than I think. I had purchased a can of enchilada sauce the other day and noticed it has MSG. I wonder if any brands are made without MSG. I ended up using it anyway but I’m on a mission to find one now without MSG.

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  12. Eileen Richter
    January 14, 2014 @ 9:04

    I have had to read labels more as I have somewhat severe chemical sensitivities. MSG, Aspartame and the nitrates are high on my list to avoid. I had never heard of the last two on your list, at least being more than a nuisance as far as the Olestra goes. But the potassium Brolate? Wow, a cancer warning and they STILL are allowed it. I mean, really…cigarettes and the like that are known to cause cancer is something different. It is not thing we NEED to survive. Food is another story. And people are NOT so shop savvy to look at these things. I also notice sneaky ways of them getting Aspartame into things still. And other sweeteners…they just change the name somewhat. God, it is sad companies are putting money, greed, profit before the health of our nation and health of our kids.

    My problem, and it is BIG, is that I have a snack happy and sugar addicted husband. He brings SO much crap into our house. Just discussing this with our 14 year old daughter who also grazes the kitchen and pantry and doesnt think twice..because she is FOURTEEN! She has no idea and if she did, a child thinks they are invincible and do not think anything bad will EVER come out of a diet soda or a brownie or a bacon burger or coldcut sandwich. But we know YEARS of eating like this will. And when parents like us think it will never happen to us, or want to think about food satisfaction or even price over our health and that our our kids…that is a problem.

    Even I can fall…even after years of being sick and knowing full well what I should not have. I fell to a doughnut the other day. And told my husband NOT to bring them in the house please. He thought it was FUNNY that it was MY fault for not being able to have the will to avoid it. But secretly I think some people sabbatage others because they have no control and they want everyone else to be on that same page. Not fair for kids. They can’t buy their own groceries or make informed decisions, or even think about WILL power to have to stay away from certain foods. They should not have to even think about it. Healthy safe foods and drinks should be our main offer with only occasional treats …and we can make our own versions. It’s just easier and cheaper to eat packaged and loaded with chemicals that promote longer shelf lifes. Sad. Truly Sad

    Ok, off my soap box. Sorry

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  13. Nataly Carbonell
    January 17, 2014 @ 9:04

    Thanks for sharing this with us! I try to avoid processed preservatives as much as I can, but sometimes it is difficult to identify them. I’ve noticed that food with artificial red color gives my daughter and me nausea, so we are trying to avoid them as much as possible

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  14. Betty B.
    January 18, 2014 @ 9:04

    Great Post! I’ve known about most of them. I stopped buying hot dogs its just awful that these are considered legal to put into our food. I never heard about Olestra before, Im not one to buy low fat or sugar free because i know most of the time it has harmful chemicals in it.

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  15. Elena
    February 14, 2014 @ 9:04

    Thanks for sharing this. I always read the labels before buying anything. It’s so important to watch what you eat

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