What's on your plate? It is not healthy food

What's on your plate? It is not healthy food

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We ingest too many artificial substances, this is the truth. We should pay more attention to what is on our plate. An example? THE foods that we buy are rich in artificial flavorsthe. Aromas are those substances capable of changing the taste and smell of food. They are used in drinks, cereals, sweets, yoghurt… in short, we can find them everywhere. What we don't know, however, is that in early October, a legislative text approved the release of 2,100 new flavoring substances that soon "will enrich”The taste of our food.

Do we really want this? Do we really want to enjoy artificial flavors and get intoxicated with aromas that are only artifices of the food industry? The new list includes more than 2,100 flavoring substances authorized to enrich the flavor and smell of our foods. Another 400 substances remain on the market pending theEfsa (European Food Safety Authority) concludes its assessment. The 2,100 substances were evaluated "safe" from "other scientific bodies”-These are the words of the official text-.

One substance can be authorized by theEfsa, only if on the basis of available scientific data, no risks to the health of the consumer or the environment have been identified. So on the market and on our tables, we find thousands of chemicals including additives, flavorings and food enzymes.

Before starting a "witch hunt“, We can cite a concrete fact. The case ofaspartame. In 1980, an analysis carried out by the Public Board of Inquiry established that theaspartame it could not be approved. So the FDA commission - we are in the US - did not approve the spread of aspartame because it was called a “Unsafe food additive". The history of aspartame is long and full of studies that declare its dangerousness, despite this it is a sweetener widely spread among yoghurt and drinks. How did it come on the market?

In 1981, the FDA appointed Arthur Hull Hayes as commissioner who overruled the scientists’ decisions and approved the spread of aspartame in dry foods. In 1996, the FDA allowed the use of aspartame without restrictions. Arthur Hull Hayes soon submitted his resignation as commissioner and became president of Searle, a long-time supporter of aspartame and brought to court more than once for having "deformed the results and concealed tests and materials regarding the tests conducted to verify the safety of aspartame“.

Also on the Italian market we find sweeteners a based on aspartame. Once ingested, one of the ingredients that make it up, methyl alcohol, is transformed into formaldehyde which is a deadly toxic to the nervous system. In addition, aspartame contains phenylalanine, an amino acid that occurs naturally in the brain but which in high quantities increases the risk of stroke and according to other studies could lead to depression and schizophrenia.

The key concept is not "everything industrial hurts“, But of course, if we want fruit juice, better a pressed or centrifuged fratta of the season rather than the liquid extracted from a tetrapack pack!

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