12 Most Dangerous Additives in Processed Foods

Sulfur Dioxide: 20455178_s

Despite the US having banned the use of sulfur dioxide on raw fruit and vegetables, many food and beverage products still contain this dangerous toxin. This additive causes trouble breathing and is particularly toxic to people who suffer from asthma, bronchitis and emphysema. An extremely unhealthy additive, as soon as sulfur dioxide enters the bloodstream it begins destroying healthy vitamins. It is most commonly found in beer, soda, dried fruit, vinegar and wine.

Potassium Bromate: 10037547_s

Potassium bromate is a food additive that chemically ages flour much faster than air. Essentially, it bleaches the dough and unnatural white color and creates a fluffy and soft product. Currently, potassium bromate is banned in China, Canada, Brazil and the United States; however, it remains legal in the US. This extremely dangerous and toxic additive has been linked to causing cancer in animals. Even a trace amount of potassium bromate in food can cause long-term problems for humans.

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Olestra is a commercially made a synthetic mixture of sugar and vegetable oil, It’s a substitute for fat that is used mainly in potato chips.