The Truth About Food Additives

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What are the food additives with potentially harmful effects on our health?
Food additives approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) go through a long series of clinical tests. This rigorous process of approval is designed to make food additives listed by the European Commission and EFSA safe for human consumption. If further studies show certain health risks that raise the use of certain food additives, EFSA re-evaluates the substance and, to the extent that there was no consensus among scientists from the independent panel of EFSA in relation to that substance, it is removed from the list of food additives. Thus, minimal risks to consumers.
What are the foods with most chemical additives?
In the modern food industry, almost all foods have additives in one way or another, especially if we think that even ingredients like vinegar or acetic acid E-260 are on the list of EFSA’s food additives. Another example is citric acid (E330) which is a vital part of the cell cycle. Without citric acid as free phosphoric acid (E 338) there can be no life. Hans Adolf Krebs in 1953 took a Nobel prize for this discovery (Krebs’s cycle). Also, aspartame (E 951) contains two amino acids which are actually “blocks” which consists of proteins from meat.
Even the air we breathe is made up mostly of three E’s: nitrogen 78% (E 941), oxygen 21% (E 948) and 0.9% argon (E 938). The above shows that the coding system of food additives is mainly a way to organize. The fact that an additive is assigned a code “E” this means that the additive has been tested and approved by EFSA, so it is safe — incorporate these into your daily lives.
Numerous studies show that some additives in food are carcinogenic, but they continue to be used.
Food additives permitted by the EFSA and the European Commission are absolutely safe for human consumption if used according to specifications by EFSA. Look for those additives labeled with a code “E”, and utilize them in accordance with guidelines and recommendations.
On the contrary, if additives are used that have not assigned a code “E”, they have not been verified and we do not know their effect on health. Therefore, it is often recommended that you don’t use those additives at all, until they can go through the rigorous testing that other approved additives have gone through to receive their approvals.

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