“The discussion about food additives and their pervasiveness in foods can be overwhelming even if you have mastered cooking everything from scratch and have already identified wholesome alternatives. For most of us, myself included, the process of eliminating troublesome ingredients and replacing the items with wholesome healthier choices does not happen overnight.The first step is learning about which foods may contain ingredients and additives you would prefer to avoid, and why a particular ingredient is worrisome. When you start looking at ingredient lists for some of your favorite items found in your grocery store you may be surprised at what you will find.”
Marilyn Moll, The Urban Homemaker – another excellent resource for nutritional eating information from a Christian momma!
The following article by Sandy Tuin is an excellent and clear explanation of the top ten additives and preservatives included in many packaged foods. Look for these on the labels!