What Are The Common Toxic Chemicals Found In Junk Food?


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Sudipa Sarkar Profile
Sudipa Sarkar answered
The junk food contains various toxic chemicals. Below is the list of common toxic chemicals found in junk food:

• Monosodium glutamate: This substance is used in the food for flavouring purpose. Excessive consumption may lead to loss of memory, hyperactivity, and several other types of brain damages.

• Artificial sweeteners: Research has shown that there is a direct link of hyperactivity in children in association with increased consumption of artificial sweeteners. The intake of artificial sweeteners should be strictly avoided during pregnancy. Other side-effects may include dizziness, nausea, vomiting, depression, and abdominal cramps.

• Colour additives: These are potentially harmful to everyone and found in almost all of the junk foods like pizza, candy, frozen food etc. The uncontrolled exposure to colour additive is directly related to the risk of developing cancer, research suggests.

• Preservatives: Most of the preservatives are potentially dangerous to human health. Nitrate, a common preservative used in canned products, is directly linked to the development of cancer.
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Chloe Mica , Chemicals, answered

Loads of saturated fats, grease, sodium and sugar are not the only things that make fast food really bad for us: Benzoyl Peroxide, Sodium Nitrite and Sodium Nitrate, Caramel Coloring, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, etc.  A new study shows the consumption of fast food is linked to higher levels of phthalates, chemicals like 2-butene-1 4-diol used to produce many plastics.

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