All about Artificial Flavours

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A flavour is the sensory impression of food or anything thing edible. A natural flavour is the essential, pure and raw oil essence or extractive of a product that is used to bring about a specific taste. These flavorings usually derive from spice, fruit, fruit juice, vegetables, eggs, and dairy product, basically anything that hasn’t been altered. The purpose of flavoring is to play a mind game on you and trick you into believing what you actually taste is what you’re actually eating, however, many companies have found a loophole regarding this and have decided to implement artificial flavoring.

Artificial flavouring can be found in so many food items we eat and don’t even know. The main culprits would be cereal, fruit juice, powdered drinks, microwaveable meals, chips and carbonated beverages.

Artificial flavors are fake flavors. Firstly natural flavors consist of a very precise amount of organic chemicals that deliver the taste we get. However the taste that we get from artificial flavoring has approximated 5000 different chemicals that are used to arrive at something similar to the natural taste.  Artificial flavours try their best to mimic the taste of natural flavors however there has never been an artificial flavor that hit the nail directly on the head. The amount of chemicals used to replicate an artificial flavour can eventually have a negative impact on a person’s health and can cause an array of illnesses and health issues.

There are many concealed dangers found in the food we eat and a lot of these dangers stem from the high content of artificial flavours. Artificial flavoring starts by causing many nervous system issues such as depression, dizziness, headaches, fatigue and even more seriously seizures, nausea and much more. Cancer is another horrible possibility that can stem from the continuous use of artificial flavorings.

Legally artificial flavoring is generally safe and doesn’t have to be indicated on the list of ingredients found on a product, already this is a red flag. The  best and most efficient way to avoid the harms of artificial flavoring is to read the ingredients carefully. This food item should be eliminated altogether because they add absolutely no nutritional value to our organisms but only further poisons us.

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    • Arianna
    • November 14, 2016
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    be articifial. colours are fun

    • Brielle
    • November 14, 2016
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    imagine a world with no artificial colouring or flavours??????

    • VeganGirl
    • November 14, 2016
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    natural or bust

    • Annie
    • November 14, 2016
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    “There are many concealed dangers found in the food we eat and a lot of these dangers stem from the high content of artificial flavours.”

    – Hidden dangers in food really scare me. Another reason why eating completely natural is key. Thanks for this article.

    • Jeff
    • November 14, 2016
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    ill still be eating fruit loops but great piece regardless. always enjoy reading jeremys work

    • Lesia
    • November 14, 2016
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    chips are so artificial

    • Andy An
    • November 14, 2016
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    yummy

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