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What 'FOOD' is that 'NUMBER'?

Ever looked at the ingredient list of a ‘food’ and seen numbers in the list? If an IL contains numbers, it means part of what you’re eating isn’t actually a food at all, it’s a synthetic substance, a ‘food additive’.

These substances in moderation are ok, a healthy body can detox them relatively easy, but the dose is the poison.

If you’re eating foods that contain numbers on the daily, and multiple different foods with numbers, you can overload your system with these substances. This overload can lead to gut and digestive issues, asthma, headaches, migraines, fatigue, brain fog, dehydration, skin rashes/irritation, dizziness, nausea, obesity, Crohn’s, IBD, IBS, cardiovascular disease….the list goes on.

Food additives can be broken down like this -

100-180 - colours

200-297 - preservatives

300-385 - emulsifiers/stabilisers/bulking agents

400-492 - thickeners/stabilisers/gelling agents

500-586 - texture enhancing agents

620-641 - flavour enhancers

905-907 - sweetener/thickener/appearance enhancing

The worst one I find that’s in SO much packaged food is 621/E621 - which is MSG (monosodium L-glutamate). Not just reserved for old school Chinese food, it’s in rice crackers, chips, ‘healthy’ labeled snack alternatives, hummus, dips, cheese, noodles. So if you feel tired and fatigued after eating something from a packet, chances are it contained 621.

All chemistry-like trickery leaving you to think that the brands that make these products are really great cooks. Not the case, it’s all smoke and mirrors.

Remember the dose is the poison; if you’re already experiencing any of the health concerns listed above, this might be something to look out for and good place to start to make changes and choices that will be better for your health in the long run.



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