When was the last time you read the labels of your food? There are many harmful ingredients hiding in your grocery items, masked by their fancy-sounding names. There are some awful things in staple food items that you need to be aware of, in order to stay fit and healthy. Here are 7 of the worst offenders when it comes to harmful food ingredients.
7. Petroleum laced candy
This may sound like something out of a horror movie but does exist in the real world. Brightly colored candy may look tempting but is actually really bad for you. This is because the dye used for the colors are made from petroleum-derived materials. Some of these dyes are shown to impair brain function, while others can exaggerate the symptoms of ADHD and induce hyperactivity in children. Most companies go on using these dyes instead of healthier alternatives as they are much cheaper.