Diet Reminder: health hazards of 10 kinds of food additives
1. Sodium： Pizza， takeout soup， tomato juice and cooked meats and other foods contain a lot of sodium， excessive consumption can lead to stroke and cardiovascular disease. Experts suggest that the average adult daily sodium intake should not exceed 2，300 milligrams， which is the amount of a teaspoon. 2. Trans fats： Hamburgers， French fries and popcorn takeaway to contain large amounts of trans fats. It will lead to increased cholesterol and coronary heart disease. 3. High fructose corn syrup： In soft drinks， cereals and spices can be found in this sweetener， and preservatives. Excessive consumption can lead to obesity and diabetes. The food coloring： Red 40， Yellow 5 and Yellow 6 dye commonly found in fruits and other food products， and sports drinks can cause hyperactivity in children. Animal experiments show that it also linked to cancer. 5. Acesulfame： This zero-calorie artificial sweetener used in candy will， chewing gum and mints processing. Animal experiments have shown that it is carcinogenic. 6. hydrogenated vegetable oil： As a preservative and flavor enhancer， hydrogenated vegetable oil instead of butter and fat often used in salad dressings， margarine and baked food processing. It will lead to obesity， high cholesterol and heart disease. 7. aspartame and saccharin： These zero-calorie sugar substitute commonly used in the production of table sweeteners and diet drinks. Studies have shown that they may cause cancer. 8. Sodium nitrite： This preservative found in luncheon meat， bacon and fish， can cause a variety of cancers. 9. potassium bromate in flour treatment agent： Such additives will be used for flour and bread products processing， can cause cancer. In many countries it is prohibited， but in the United States is legal. 10. MSG： Found in steak， soy sauce and barbecue sauce. It may cause headaches， nausea， and chest pain， and can not， and some prescription drugs with food.