The Truth about Food Additives

Food manufacturers are required to list a large number of allowable food additives by either identifying its 'E' number or by its proper name, which the health conscious strive to avoid. It is important to start to take time to become familiar with the more common terms used so more informed decisions can be made when choosing food.

Refined sugars : are in many cases mildly addictive, contain empty calories and help to increase sales. Common sugars are :

  • food adatives.png 2015-1-17-16:47:1

sugar

  • dextrose

  • glucose syrup

  • glucose - fructose syrup

  • inverted sugar syrup

  • high fructose corn starch

  • mannitol