Eight Ingredients You Never Want to See on Your Nutrition Label


Do you keep a close eye on the ingredient lists on the foods you purchase? These days, I sure hope you do. I know I don’t eat anything unless I check the list for chemicals, preservatives, sugars and anything else that might hurt my body. It’s turning into serious stuff so you should be careful. There are many resources online that recommend ingredients to avoid.

The year was 1950, and The Magic 8-Ball had just arrived in stores. It looked like a toy, but it wasn’t. It was a future-telling device, powered by the unknown superpowers that lived inside its cheap plastic shell. Despite a bit of an attitude—”Don’t count on it,” “My reply is no”—it was a huge success. Americans, apparently, want to see their futures.

A few decades later, Congress passed the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act that, among other things, turned the 45,000 food products in the average supermarket into fortune-telling devices. Americans inexplicably yawned. I’m trying to change that. Why? The nutrition label can predict the future size of your pants and health care bills.

Other than these 8 ingredients, what are some that people should look out for? Please let us know in the comments so we can all help each other out. The main thing is that you check the ingredients on everything you eat and PLEASE stay away from processed foods!

Lots of love,


2 thoughts on “Eight Ingredients You Never Want to See on Your Nutrition Label

  1. There is a fantastic app for smart phones called “e additive” that is a database for pretty much ALL the food additives. It is easy to use and a quick reference tool for when you are shopping and want to know how good or bad that certain number or word you cannot pronounce is for you on food ingredient labels. I highly recommend it for anyone with a app enabled phone.

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