As consumers, we often think if we are purchasing food products from reputable health food stores they are all healthy and safe for us. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Not all food manufacturers care about the wellbeing of the consumers nor do all of their distributors.
There are numerous additives and chemicals used by food manufacturers for many reasons and unfortunately, they are not all beneficial to our health. They are used for variety of purposes including enhancing flavor, replacing fats in different foods, increasing shelf life, maintain product consistency, etc. Each month, I will provide you with tips on how to educate yourself on reading food labels and hidden ingredients. For example did you know MSG ( Monosodium Glutamate) occurs naturally in many ingredients? Yeast extract, hydrolyzed vegetable powder, natural flavorings and soy extracts are among many which I will discuss in details.