Thursday, October 15, 2009

Vitamins verses Food Additives

When are food additives ok? Do I just avoid any words too big to read out loud?

Just because a word looks like a dangerous chemical, doesn't mean it isn't safe. Lots of vitamins are horrible sounding in their chemical form. Food additives are something to be concerned about and for more information click here.

But in the mean time learn what words are actually vitamins and not food additives.

Some of the vitamins that are added to food are (some of these may come from animal products or may not be the best sources, but the are generally not regarded as harmful as other additives and some of these are vital to good health.):

alpha tocopherol or alpha tocopheral acetate - vitamin E;
ascorbic acid - vitamin C;
beta carotine or carotine - pre-cursor to vitamin A;
biotin - B vitamin;
calcium carbonate or citrate - calcium;
cholecalciferol - vitamin D3;
choline bitartrate or chloride - choline a nutrient;
cyanocobalamin - B12;
7-dehydrocholesterol - vitamin D3;
disodium riboflavin phosphate
- vitamin B2;
ergocalciferal - vitamin D2; ferric or ferrous... - iron supplement;
folain, folic acid - B vitamin;
inositol - a vitamin;
iron - nutrient;
L-cysteine - amino acid;
lactoflavin - Vitamin B2;
magnesium acetate, carbonate, or other - nutrient;
manganese choloride, citr
ate, gluconate, etc. -- nutrient;
menaquinone - vitamin K; methionine - amino acid;
niacin, niacinamide, nicotinamide, or nicotinic acid - vitamin B3;
pantothenic acid - vitamin B5;
phylloquinone - vitamin K1;
pyridoxine hydrochloride - vitamin B6;
riboflavin, sodium riboflavin phosphate, etc. - vitamin B2;
thiamine hydrochloride or mononitrate - B1;
taurine - amino acid; tocopherol - vitamin E;
zinc chloride, gluconate, methionine sulfate, oxide, etc. - zinc an important mineral.

Again, read our top 10 food additives to avoid list by clicking here for