Today i went out to get something to drink, i took a look at the ingredients and it listed: Juice from white grape, pomegranate, and lemon juice concentrates, sparkling water....not so bad, right?
It then went on to list: Natural flavors, Natural colors, and the flowing B-complex vitamins: Niacin amide and vitamin B-12 carbonated added.
As i came across the words "Natural Flavors" I really did think to myself, "Natural, okay, it must be healthy or good for me to ingest." I started doing some research, and went on to learn a whole lot about what this seemingly harmless ingredient actually is!
Natural Flavors is another word for "food enhancer", another form of MSG. It gives flavor to processed foods that lose almost all flavor through the processes of freezing, dehydrating, and canning. It is made from infinitesimal amounts of chemicals, or more so, a collection of gases. There may be a combination of thousands of gases that make up one complex aroma (such as coffee). It is actually these gases that we smell as they are released from the food while we chew it, and thereby we taste the flavor of our food. Making us addicted and willing to buy another one just to fulfill our taste bugs. Little do we know what these addictions can cause,Headaches,having Cancer, Heart Disease and other diseases.So the next time you see Natural Flavors on the back in the ingredients be aware of what your putting in your body.
_ Tierra Walls