In another thread potassium bromate was mentioned as an additive found in some flours and most definitely bad for the human body. The fact that much of the world has banned potassium bromate is a good clue as to its inherent qualities.
This brings me to the subject of this post; and that is the number of additives in American food that are simply bad for your health. I think a short discussion on the subject and mention of some of those food poisons could benefit everyone here. What follows is a very partial list of those harmful substances in our food supply that come to mind right now.
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) which is now hidden in processed foods under seemingly countless names including but limited to:
# Potassium Glutamate
# Hydrolyzed protein
# Hydrolyzed Vegetable protein (HVP)
# Hydrolyzed plant protein
# Hydrolyzed oat flour
# Textured Protein
# Yeast Extract
# Autolyzed Yeast
# Plant protein extract
# Sodium caseinate
# Calcium caseinate.
This is a very abbreviated list against all of the food additives containing free glutamic acid which is the neurotoxin present in MSG.
Then there are the artificial sweeteners like aspartame which has been linked to countless diseases. High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is another very unhealthy unhealthy additive. Basically any processed food today contains a myriad of harmful chemicals and additives. There are many more but this is what I can think of at the moment.
I hope this topic helps someone to avoid these poisons,