food additives

5 Gross Things You Didn’t Know Were in Your Food

Posted on 10/28/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIt’s amazing what food labels don’t tell you. For instance, what exactly is “natural flavoring” or a mysterious ingredient like L-cysteine? And then there are the things that aren’t even listed on the label that are even more worrisome. Here are some of the hair-raising things that might be in your next bite of food. Castoreum. This is one of those “natural flavoring” additives. It comes from the scent glands of a beaver, which are located near the anus. (Yes, …

8 Foods We Eat That Other Countries Ban

Posted on 06/25/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThere are chemicals and additives we allow in our snacks, drinks and packaged foods that other countries consider so unhealthy, they’ve banned them. What are we talking about? Here’s just one example: Fake coloring that gives those eerie bright hues to boxed mac and cheese, breakfast cereal, candy and soft drinks. Linked to behavioral changes in children, allergies, migraines and possibly cancer, those dyes are banned in several countries plus the United Kingdom — but not in the United States. …