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The 5 Worst Food Additives to Avoid

The 5 Worst Food Additives to Avoid

It’s tedious to read the labels on almost everything you buy, but unless you really shop only the periphery of the supermarket, it’s a habit with a big payback. Don’t put any stock in the word “natural.” Just head straight for the facts by scanning t ...
5 Ingredients to Avoid in Protein Bars

5 Ingredients to Avoid in Protein Bars

If I said that I checked every ingredient list to make sure what I was eating was “clean” all of the time, I’d be lying. When I’m hungry or in a hurry, sometimes I’ll grab a protein bar and tear into it without even glancing at the label. But I may p ...
Five Hazardous Food Additives to Avoid

Five Hazardous Food Additives to Avoid

In a world filled with convenient, packaged foods and quick, ready-to-eat meals, it’s important to remember that what seems helpful can actually sometimes be harmful. Food additives can create bright, enticing colors, preserve ingredient freshn ...
Are Preservatives Ever OK?

Are Preservatives Ever OK?

Q: I’m careful to avoid preservatives in foods I eat. Should I also avoid cosmetics and skincare products that contain them? MyChelle Dermaceuticals licensed esthetician Catie Wiggy responds: When you hear “preservatives,” it’ ...