Your Food Is Slowly Killing You


Your Food Is Slowly Killing You

Thanks to corruption in the FDA and USDA, deadly toxins are added to your food. Here’s how to avoid them.


Did you know that 80% of the food and drinks you consume have chemicals added to make them addictive and/or to mask off, sour or tinny flavors? Yeah, it’s true. And they cause brain damage. Seriously. From sushi to soda, butter to burgers, you’re eating a lot of this stuff daily. Don’t you think it’s time you know what you’re eating?

Your Food Is Slowly Killing You

Ironically, artificial sweeteners cause an increased appetite. That seems a bit contradictory for weight loss products.

Food additives are anything that is put in or on something, for whatever reason, that was not there when the food or drink was in its natural state. Countless different types of colors, taste enhancers, stabilizers, preservatives, and other chemicals are used in and on the food and drinks that you buy in grocery stores and in restaurants.

The two most commonly used food additives are artificial sweeteners, especially aspartame, and monosodium glutamate (aka. MSG). These two also seem to cause the most disturbing physical symptoms or reactions.


Read on to learn about these two major toxins, how to identify these toxins in your food, and how to minimize your exposure…

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A writer, artist, and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary taught herself code and created Urbanette when she was a teenager. Currently, she lives in Monte Carlo, but spent the past decade living in NYC, still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. She's always traveling, looking for hot new topics, destinations, and life hacks to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 114 Comments

  1. Melani Kalev

    And another link – 36 foods that help detox and cleanse your entire body – to get rid off those nasty toxins

  2. Melani Kalev

    I just stumbled upon this article about hidden sugars in our food. Worth checking out 😉

  3. Melani Kalev

    The more I learn, the more I see why in some cases ignorance must really feel like bliss. If you don’t know anything about anything then you don’t have to think nor worry about it, you just live your jolly life, and think that when sickness strikes, it’s because.. well, because it’s winter and it’s cold, for example. In reality, there are so many things to consider when making your everyday choices. I guess the best option is to make knowledgeable choices, thinking not only what’s good for you, and ‘healthy’, but also what it means to make this choice. E.g., not everyone are ready to give up meat, fish, or dairy. We should take care of ourselves and our loved ones and think about other living beings as well, but it should be done in a way that you’re still able to enjoy your life, not making it too complicated.

  4. Indeed, everyday, we are cheated by packaging.

  5. I think it's very hard to live healthily in a world where we (the consumers) are deceived by "fake" advertisements. Well, I know for a fact that some companies tend to put "No MSG" or "no artificial additives" in package, BUT the truth is, their products are "full" of these harmful ingredients. ***Sigh…

    For me, intake of UNPROCESSED foods is the safest.

  6. Scary 🙁 So much to think about!

  7. Courtney Watson

    I think the keyword here is “self-control.” Fast food restaurants “widely use” MSG and aspartame, however, it’s very tempting to dine in these places… Urgh! Self control… self control and more self control…..

  8. Hannah Mayers

    First, I would like to commend how the article was written and entitled, it’s really fantastic.

    This is really an informative article that gives warning to everyone. It seems that MSG and aspartame is part of our lives, not to mention, daily lives. I would like to live a longer life and will try very hard to avoid “processed foods.”

  9. Courtney Watson

    Sad but true it’s really hard to get away with MSG and aspartame 🙁 It’s everywhere–fastfoods, restaurants and even our own homes. But I don’t want to put myself to more danger. I’ll really lessen MSG and aspartame intake from now on…

  10. It's scary to think how many substances known to be harmful are allowed into our food…Thank you for some great tips on what to look out for.

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