This is what French nutritionist Dr Laurent Chevallier reckons. In his opinion the food industry adds far too many artificially made compounds to food products and thus we are bound to pay the price sooner or later.
The additives Laurent Chevallier denounces are :
flavor enhancers, chemical flavorings, sugar substitutes, trans fats and sulfites.
He also condemns vague labelling. For instance a label on a Coke bottle reads plant extracts. For him the consumer should be entitled to know what the plants included are.
Children ar more at risks as they eat more processed food than we did when we were their age. As a consequence by the time they are 40, they will have eaten far more of these additives.
Dr Chevallier also denounces food agencies as he finds them too lenient. They prefer to forbid products that are deemed dangerous rather than allow safe ones.
Finally he suggests we read labels more attentively and refuse to purchase food products which contain more than 3 of these additives even if he acknowledges that they are not equally dangerous.
Is this something that worries you? How do you encourage your kids to eat healty food?