Some perspective on chemicals and additives

Nowadays, some people are extremely fearful about chemicals, additives and “unnatural” things. We’re advised to eat only things with a maximum of 5 ingredients, and to avoid things that have ingredients that you cannot pronounce on the ingredients list. Although I agree that it is healthiest to eat mainly unprocessed food, I think it is not right to fear things just because they have names that you cannot understand or pronounce. Actually, natural products also consists of molecules with names that can be extremely difficult to pronounce, and most of them even contain a few E-numbers. Take a look at the ingredients of a passion fruit, egg, banana and blueberries. The take home message: it is healthy and sustainable to be conscious about what you eat, but don’t determine healthfulness by how complicated it’s name is.

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