When I became a Vegan, I became a label reader. To be one, is to be the other. There are many food additives that could kill you.
About 8 years ago I was just starting to think about getting healthy. I wasn’t anywhere near becoming vegan at that time. In fact I didn’t even know the word vegan existed. But I did want to get healthier. I remember watching some guest on the Oprah Winfrey show who had some simple advice. If you can’t read the words in the ingredient list then you probably shouldn’t be eating it.
I had never looked at an ingredient list before. But started that day. I checked what was in my bread, soup, soda, chips, snack and vegetables. I was the most avid ingredient reader there ever had been! Sadly what I discovered was I couldn’t really eat anything that came in a can or plastic container. If a company packaged it for sale, it was probably full of ingredient I couldn’t pronounce. That was my first step towards veganism. While I still ate meat then, I knew I had to buy things from the produce section if I didn’t want those disgusting ingredients in my food.
You need to know what the more common additives are and why you shouldn’t eat them. They could literally kill you. I have the top 8 on the next page.