MARKINGS ON THE DECLARATIONS OF PRODUCTS YOU NEED TO AVOID!
When we want to understand something about the product we are about to buy we always read the declaration. But the product is always described as healthy, homemade and fresh, and the list of unknown and unusual names of ingredients on the label cannot exactly confirm that claim. It is not about coincidence, but mostly it is about ordinary marketing trick.
What those marking really mean? Are those ingredients safe for our health or not?
In addition, read which markings are approved for use, and in fact you should avoid:
Under this marking lies mononatrium glutamate E621 which is known as a sweetener and is abundant in industrial products such as instant soups and meat preparations. There are indications that the consumption of foods containing MSG can cause symptoms such as nausea and headaches.
Artificial sweeteners provide intense flavor and sweetness, and have no energy value. They are very prevalent in the market and are an integral part of many food products. The application of these sweeteners may prove beneficial in people who are reduction diets or those who suffer from diabetes. On the other hand, some artificial sweeteners such as aspartame (E951), are subject to a number of studies because of the potentially large adverse effect on the health of consumers.
Trans – fatty acids
These acids occur with a partial hydrogenation of vegetable oils. Products, on which declarations partially-hydrogenated oils are found on any of the first three places in the list of all ingredients, are usually containing larger amounts thereof.
Trans-fatty acids’ negative effects are manifested through increased levels of bad cholesterol (LDL), which increases the risk of heart diseases.
Nitrates and nitrites
This is about preservatives that are commonly used to produce meat products, salted fish and cheeses. Nitrates and nitrites can cause interference in the transport of oxygen in the blood. Avoid products that contain them and keep them away from children.
Е102 and Е123
Artificial dyes such as tartrazine (E102) and amaranth (E123a) have a bad reputation, and some countries have even banned them.
Always choose products that contain natural color such as pepper extract (E160c) and turmeric extract (E100).