Do you avoid any of these food ingredients?

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Do you avoid any of these food ingredients?

spiced spiced
I'm kind of a health nut and a compulsive label-reader. I avoid a number of foods and food ingredients, mostly out of concern for my health. How about you? Which of the following do you avoid, or do you just eat whatever and hope for the best?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
8
High-fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
9
Nitrites (meat preservatives)
5
Artifical Sweeteners, such as Aspertame/Nutrasweet, Sucralose/Splenda, etc.
17
Partially-hydrogenated oils
11
Genetically-modified foods or ingredients
7
Food dyes, such as Red No. 40, Yellow No. 5 and Yellow No. 6.
5
Bisphenol A (BPA), found in most canned foods
4
Palm oil
3
Other (please share with the class)
19
I eat whatever. I trust multi-national corporations not to put profit ahead of my health.
4
My llama is very health conscious.
20
Total votes: 112 (54 voters)
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12/28/2012
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Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I completely avoid artificial sweeteners that are sugar alcohols since I can't digest them and end up in excruciating pain. I also do my best to avoid partially hydrogenated oils. I steer clear of large amounts of dairy as well, since I'm lactose sensitive. I prefer not to eat anything with nitrites, GMO ingredients, or HFCS but I'm not as strict about those.
12/28/2012
mlmac mlmac
Usually I try to avoid sugar, carbs and trans fats. Doing this helped me lose 70 lbs. and it kept my blood pressure and cholesterol in check.
12/28/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I don't eat meat or animal products, so I read labels for that kind of stuff.
12/28/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
I'm kind of a health nut and a compulsive label-reader. I avoid a number of foods and food ingredients, mostly out of concern for my health. How about you? Which of the following do you avoid, or do you just eat whatever and hope for the best?
I don't avoid anything. I don't really care to live to be old.
12/28/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
I'm trying to avoid HFCS, I avoid gluten whenever I can.
12/28/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
I'm kind of a health nut and a compulsive label-reader. I avoid a number of foods and food ingredients, mostly out of concern for my health. How about you? Which of the following do you avoid, or do you just eat whatever and hope for the best?
i dont avoid anything
12/28/2012
evie.amor evie.amor
I avoid all that stuff. I spend a lot of time in the grocery store reading labels. Sometimes when my man shops with me we end up with stuff with questionable ingredients, but overall I'm very health conscious. I also avoid Carageenan and Aluminum Phosphate.
12/28/2012
Falsepast Falsepast
I don't avoid any ingredients
12/28/2012
js250 js250
I only pay attention to mushrooms as ingredients. Otherwise it is fair game...I usually cook from scratch anyways--so processed foods are pretty few.
12/28/2012
TexasBrat TexasBrat
I am allergic to raw dairy, so I have to be careful. Also, due to an ulcer, I have to stay away from pork & red meat.
12/28/2012
talkless talkless
i don't avoid any of those ingredients but i know i should...
12/28/2012
Rossie Rossie
I only stay away from milk and most shellfish because I'm allergic to them. I won't purposely avoid any other ingredients, or else I'll end up with nothing to eat; I believe a balanced diet is good enough for me.
12/28/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
I'm kind of a health nut and a compulsive label-reader. I avoid a number of foods and food ingredients, mostly out of concern for my health. How about you? Which of the following do you avoid, or do you just eat whatever and hope for the best?
I try to.
12/28/2012
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
I don't avoid any ingredients, and just try to practice everything in moderation. If I cut out everything they say is bad for you, there wouldn't be any food left.
12/28/2012
spiced spiced
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
I only pay attention to mushrooms as ingredients. Otherwise it is fair game...I usually cook from scratch anyways--so processed foods are pretty few.
Cooking from scratch is the way to go--if you enjoy it and know what you're doing. Good for you! I don't enjoy cooking much so I eat far too many processed foods. But I avoid as many known risks as I can. It seems like every week I find a way to improve my diet.
12/29/2012
MissCandyland MissCandyland
I don't avoid anything either. I should.
12/29/2012
Real or memorex Real or memorex
I don't avoid any of the food ingredients listed, but this is because I am not a health-conscious eater, not because I "trust" corporations with my health.
12/29/2012
ARPKasso ARPKasso
Just artificial sweeteners, but that's just because I don't like the taste they give to foods.
12/29/2012
Leather & Lace Leather & Lace
I don't avoid anything but I should try to eat healthier.
12/29/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
I try to be mindful of what's in my food.
12/29/2012
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
I'm kind of a health nut and a compulsive label-reader. I avoid a number of foods and food ingredients, mostly out of concern for my health. How about you? Which of the following do you avoid, or do you just eat whatever and hope for the best?
I do not totally avoid all of those, but do avoid some when I can! I'm highly health-conscious.
12/29/2012
Living Doll Living Doll
I really don't worry about it.
12/29/2012
Freyja9 Freyja9
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
I'm kind of a health nut and a compulsive label-reader. I avoid a number of foods and food ingredients, mostly out of concern for my health. How about you? Which of the following do you avoid, or do you just eat whatever and hope for the best?
I read the fat, calories, and fiber but not specific ingredients
12/29/2012
ginnyluvspotter ginnyluvspotter
I don't shy away from any specific ingredients but I do try and eat more foods while whole wheat flour.
12/29/2012
AwesomeAmanda AwesomeAmanda
we stay away from dyes because they make my 5 year old go insane. and artificial sweeteners because they make me sick.
12/29/2012
heather-mooney heather-mooney
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
I'm kind of a health nut and a compulsive label-reader. I avoid a number of foods and food ingredients, mostly out of concern for my health. How about you? Which of the following do you avoid, or do you just eat whatever and hope for the best?
I'm not as careful as I should be!
12/29/2012
Apirka Apirka
I'm not all that careful, but I do stay away from artifical sweeteners.
12/29/2012
invisiblehat invisiblehat
I don't avoid anything. I just kind of eat what I like.
12/29/2012
michael scofield michael scofield
sugar stuff high in eat i should say since most suff has sugar
12/29/2012
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