What is in our food, that shouldn’t be?

I have read quite a few books and articles and heard a number of speakers talk about the various kinds of bad things we should avoid in our food. Alas, we live in a pop culture and if some of us can’t get it on “I-tunes” well, it just doesn’t seem to matter in our hurried up lifestyle.

Today, on a Dr. Mercola daily email, I saw/heard a catchy little three minute song about “What’s in our Food?”

Dr. Mercola goes on to list a lot of the items that were put to music in this video.

The eight biggest offenders in our food…

1) Artificial Sweetners

2) Trans fats and vegetable oil

3) Artificial food coloring

4) Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

5) Artificial flavors

6) High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

7) Preservatives (see list below…)


BHA and BHT (butylated hydroxyanisole and butylated hydrozyttoluene) Chewing gum, breakfast cereals, breads, crackers, potato chips, nut mixes, and many others Neurological problems, behavioral issues, hormonal issues, metabolic dysfunction, and cancer
TBHQ (tertiary-butyl hydroquinone) Instant noodles, crackers, candy, commercial pizza, and many others Nausea and vomiting, tinnitus, delirium, sense of suffocation, liver toxicity, and reproductive mutations; so deadly that just 5 grams can kill you
Sodium benzoate Soft drinks, fruit juices, salad dressings, pickles, and others Hyperactivity, asthma, cirrhosis of the liver, Parkinson’s disease, and cancer
Sodium nitrite and nitrate Deli meats, bacon, ham, smoked fish, and hot dogs Colorectal, stomach, and pancreatic cancers
Azodicarbonamide Dough conditioner in commercial baked goods (a plastic chemical found in yoga mats and shoe rubber)13 Cancer, asthma, and allergies

8) Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s)