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Five popular food additives – and what they mean for our health

Food additives are widely used in processed foods these days, but what are the most common food additives we need to be aware of, and what consequences might some of them have, good or bad, on our overall health?

Used to ensure safety and good condition during production and transportation, food additives can improve flavor, preserve ingredients, and add color to some of our favorite foods. From thickening agents to dyes, and sweeteners to stabilizers, they may be derived from natural ingredients or created in a laboratory.

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