Many sweeteners in foods are artificial like Splenda. They not only affect the taste of foods but also our bodies. It has been discovered that artificial sweeteners could affect our microbiomes in our gut.
Carrageenan is an additive that thickens foods and can be used as a fat substitute. It is commonly found among dairy and nondairy products. It has been discovered that carrageenan could have negative side effects like intestinal tract damage.
Phosphorous preservatives are commonly added to chicken and poultry. They often are not included as ingredients on labels. To lower the consumption of these additives some meats, packaged foods, and fast food items should be avoided.
Food dyes are commonly added to foods to make them more appealing. Evidence shows that these dyes could have negative effects including ADHD. This has caused many people to want artificial food dyes to be removed from foods.