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The list of “E’s”, most dangerous additives in your daily products

by Tatiana Plesco
E's dangerous additives

The range of food additives ‘ forbidden ‘ belong to those used for the yellow and red coloring of the juice, jam or compote, and even mustard. They can complicate the already existing disease or even cause cancer.

Food additives or E’s are added to ‘ improve ‘ the taste, color, stability, resistance to alteration of food or drinks. Although some associate the phrase ‘ E ‘ with hazardous substances, should know that there are additives that do not represent a risk, there is no need of them.


Additives are not necessary to the body and do not have traditional high-quality nutritional products, natural. However, the majority of food additives are generally harmless but their consumption in large quantities or with toxic and carcinogenic properties can induce allergies, fatigue, nausea, headaches, heart palpitations, serious cardiovascular diseases and other diseases.
That’s why when you go shopping carefully read food labels to avoid those that contain E’s or at least reduce their consumption.
Food additives are divided into 24 categories, the most common being: substitutes-that replace sugar, color-the color to give a more appetizing, acidifianti-give it a slightly acid flavor, acidity regulators-increase or decrease the acidity, emulsifiers-ensure a homogenous mixture between water and food fats, preservatives-delay or prevent food spoilage.
They add translators of taste and smell improve the smell and taste of food, propulsor -gas used for packaging foods expulsion, antioxidants-limited oxidation sensitive foods upon contact with air.

The most dangerous

Among the most dangerous additives E-sites such as TARTRAZINE, E102 or a yellow dye, very harmful, which is found in soft drinks, mustard, and jam. It may cause thyroid tumors or bouts of asthma.
Exotic Sunset yellow E110 or yellow dye may have a carcinogenic effect. It is found in sweets, cakes, puddings.     Not even dye E120 is without fault, which is responsible for causing allergies.  E124, a red dye which is found in meats is an additive toxic, producing tumors on the thyroid gland.
Sausages, particularly the spleen, crenvurstii, soft drinks and preparates, preserved with chemicals (especially soups from the envelope or smoked foods) contain most of it’s in the category of dangerous. There are also substances incriminated as having a significant contribution to the appearance of various types of cancer.

From the category of ‘ bad ‘ belong

E131 soft drinks
 E123 (in),
E211 (preservative) banned in the U.S. but allowed to us.  The latter is found in some soft drinks,
like E213, E214, E215.
And potentiator of taste and aroma (rinoglucid) category to additives intrain that influence the occurrence of cancer, especially of the digestive tract, liver, biliary or pancreas ‘, warn many nutritionists.

 E’s with a low level of danger

The list of additives that have a medium degree of hazard is far short, but here, the head of the list are all yellow and Red colorants, namely E110 and E123.
These additives are used in juices, sweets, cakes, jellies, cheese processed through melting, they are considered less dangerous than TARTRAZINE and eritrozina. They are an addition to bendazol (E233), used as a preservative in Citrus juices.
There are additives that do not affect the health of the body. In this category belongs to vitamin E, E306 or a natural antioxidant or synthesis, with well-defined role in the protection of the antioxidants, which can be found in liver, eggs, fish, soybeans. And vitamin C or lecithin are food additives which do not have negative effects on health.

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