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Food additives

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Food additives

Food additives are substances added to some foods to keep them fresh or improve their colour, flavour, texture or appearance.

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Food additives | HealthEngine Blog

Food additives are chemical substances added to foods to improve flavour, texture, colour, appearance and consistency, or as preservatives during manufacturing or processing. Herbs, spices, hops, salt, yeast, water, air and protein hydrolysates are excluded from this definition.

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Can food additives affect my childs behaviour? Dietitians Association of Australia

Can food additives affect my childs behaviour? For most people, foods with additives are perfectly safe and there is no need to worry about eating them as part of a healthy, varied diet

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Adverse Reactions to Foods | HealthEngine Blog

Adverse Reactions to Food: Many people associate various symptoms to foods, and while scientific evidence that foods can be harmful is lacking in many cases, there is evidence to support some adverse reactions to foods.

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Food intolerances | Women's Health Queensland Inc

It is not just artificial food additives that can cause food intolerances.

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Adverse Reactions to Natural Food Chemicals | HealthEngine Blog

Some natural food chemicals, in particular salicylates, amines and monosodium glutamate (MSG), can cause reactions in sensitive people, where they are often labeled food intolerances.

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Flavouring food without salt | The Heart Foundation

Cut down on salt today by using these salt substitutes to flavour your food.

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Kids' Health - Topics - Chewing chewing gum

Chewing gum has been around for many thousands of years

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Alternative Sweeteners

Alternative Sweeteners This fact sheet provides information on alternative sweeteners

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Natural sugar alternatives | Women's Health Queensland Inc

We examine popular natural sweeteners to see how healthy they really are.

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