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E numbers – dangerous or necessary?

e-numbers - dangerous or necessaryFor many years I’ve read on the back of packagea and tried to avoid E numbers. The reason is that I try to avoid synthetic substances that are difficult for the body to process. Gradually, I started thinking. Are E numbers really as dangerous as I’ve heard. What is E numbers, really?

As usual when I get curious I started to read about it. I soon stumbled across a very interesting documentary made ​​by the BBC. Here is a brief summary of what I’ve read and listened to:

The E in E numbers stands for Europe. Many of the E numbers available we also have in our own bodies. For example, in our stomach and our sweat. E numbers are also naturally present in a number  of fruits and vegetables, and it is precisely from these that most E numbers are extracted. This does of course not mean that all E numbers are good, but it means that not all are dangerous or synthetic. On the contrary, they can be healthy and natural, and even necessary.

It’s always exciting when a substance or a particular ingredient ends up in the media. It easily becomes one-dimensional and simplistic. One should avoid synthetic substances in food (and supplements), and many preservatives and E numbers should be avoided, but it is not that simple, unfortunately. Both the E numbers and preservatives can be natural. To avoid synthetic E numbers and preservatives my tip is to cook as much as possible from scratch. And to eat as varied as possible.

I think it is good to be careful about what you eat, but as I wrote in a previous post, it’s even more important to dare to live!

Here is a clip from the BBC documentary.



6 comments on “E numbers – dangerous or necessary?

  1. amummyslife12
    March 1, 2013

    I’ve never even thought about what to avoid and what not to when it comes to food.

    • Vitality2day
      March 1, 2013

      Well I always think it is interesting to know what I eat and can thereby chose – healthy or less healthy 🙂

  2. That was very interesting! Thanks for providing the info here. My goal is always to eat real food. Everything I purchase I look at the label doing my best to eat as few added ingredients as possible. Thanks again. Wendy

    • Vitality2day
      March 1, 2013

      So glad to help! Yes, I do the same 🙂 Real, clean food is without doubt the best! Thank you for stopping by!

  3. Stella Scott
    March 4, 2013

    It is great you are pointing this out. Too many myths are swirling around. To make it even more difficult; not all “natural” substances are good either. 🙂

    • Vitality2day
      March 4, 2013

      You are so right. It’s a jungle and I think the only way is to always do your own research and never trust media 100%. Thank you for stopping by!

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