Beware Of Deceptive Information within the Food Industry

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Published: 20th July 2012
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Whatever happened to the days when you could be completely confident that whatever food product you ate, it would be a nutrition smart diet.

Well, it looks like those days are gone because the food industry has become very deceptive about their food ingredients. How is that possible that you can no longer depend on the nutritional value of food any longer unless you become more educated about the ingredients in food? Become familiar with the safety of all the substances that go into a food product? Here’s some of the ways you could be deceived:

For instance one of the common tricks is to distribute sugars among many ingredients so that sugars don’t appear in the top three on the list of ingredients in the food you are buying. For instance a manufacturer may use a combination of sucrose, high-fructose corn syrup, brown sugar and various items so that they don’t attain a high position on the ingredients list.

Researching information about ingredients in the foods you are eating is one the first ways to take charge of your health. You see ingredients are listed of their position in the food with the most common listed first. Now another way they are deceptive is by padding the list with miniscule amounts of great sounding ingredients. For instance they may claim to use herbs in their products that practically have no detectable of herbs in them.

They even use miniscule amounts of berries, super foods and also have spirulina appear at the end of the ingredients list, which is practically meaningless. There isn’t enough spirulina in the food to have a real effect on your health. This trick is called “label padding “and it’s commonly used by fast food manufacturers who want their products to appear healthy. I guarantee you that fast food ingredients are never healthy

Hiding dangerous ingredients behind innocent sounding names is another trick the food industry uses to deceive us. For example, sodium nitrate is a highly corcinogenic ingredient that may sound like it’s perfectly innocent, however it’s been documented to cause brain tumors, pancreatic cancer, colon cancer and any other cancers. This bings up many medical concerns you should be aware of.

The innocent food coloring product “carmine” also sounds like it’s perfectly safe, too. But it’s made from the smashed bodies of red cochineal beetles. Also, yeast extract sounds like a perfectly safe ingredient but here again is another trick to hide monosodium gluatamote which is MSG, a chemical taste enhancer, without having to list the word MSG on the ingredient list.

MSG has been in the news frequently these days. It actually triples the amount of insulin n the pancreas. The reason it’s added to food products because it has an addictive effect on the human body, it makes people eat more of the product.

It has been found in products like Campbell Soup, Hostess Doritos, Lays flavored potato chips, Betty Crocker Hamburger helper, Swanson Frozen prepared meals and some Kraft salad dressings.

The fast food industry is also guilty of using MSG, such as Burger King, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Taco Bell. Even some sit down restaurants are using MSG, too, like TGIF, Chili’s, Applebee’s and Denny’s in abundance. Kentucky Fried Chicken is the worst offender.

MSG has been linked to Diabetes, Migraines and headaches, Autism, ADHD and even Alzheimer’s.

Don’t be fooled by the name of the product either. A product by the name of “Guacomole Dip” contains no avocado at all. Instead they are made with hydrogenated soybean oil and artificial green coloring chemicals.

Even food names can include words that describe ingredients not found in the food at all. How about this, a “cheese cracker doesn’t have to contain any cheese, a “creamy” product doesn’t have to contain any cream, or a fruit product doesn’t even have to contain any fruit.

This situation just seems to go on and on every day in some way, deception is a word very familiar everywhere in our world.

And all of it just for the fact of making “the almighty dollar” without the concern of others health or welfare. Will it ever stop? Not until people become more aware of what is happening and then takes steps to stop it.

Let’s start learning more about what affects our health before more people become victims of illnesses and diseases of die. Get my free Diet Health Report today by going here: Then take responsibility to spread the word to your family, friends and others you are concerned about.

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