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10 Risky Ingredients You Should Be Avoiding on Food Labels

 
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The ingredient is found in several foods to help improve their flavor, but can be harmful to human organs and is linked to cancer.

Ingredient found in: Breads, soup, cereals, flavored yogurt, many processed foods

Resources:

8 Ingredients You Never Want to See on Your Nutrition Label. Men’s Health. Retrieved May 18, 2014. http://eatthis.menshealth.com/slideshow/8-ingredients-you-never-want-see...

20 Ingredients to Memorize and Avoid In Any Food You Consume. Waking Times. Retrieved May 19, 2014. http://www.wakingtimes.com/2013/03/04/20-ingredients-to-memorize-and-avo...

The Truth About Potassium Bromate. LiveScience. Retrieved May 18, 2014. http://www.livescience.com/36206-truth-potassium-bromate-food-additive.html

What is high-fructose corn syrup? What are the health concerns? Mayo Clinic. Retrieved May 19, 2014. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/ex...

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