Food additives have known to be in use since many centuries. Pickling with vinegar, salting bacon, adding sulfur dioxide to wines, etc are some of the ways in which food is preserved. With increase in the use of processed foods, there has been increase in the use of new types of additives; both natural as well as artificial.
Take a look at the harmful effects of using food additives and some shocking facts in this infographic. Benzoates, nitrates, sulphates and sorbates are the most common additives used in food industry, to kill or prevent yeast infection in foods.
Aspartame, Benzoic acid, Mono sodium glutamate, Sulphur dioxide are the other food additives which pose serious health risks. Certain additives are derived from dangerous carcinogens and some others come from unusual parts of animals!
Foods such as processed meats or fast foods may seem to be irresistible, but you should watch out for potential killer additives.