Ever wonder what butylated hydroxyanisole or potassium bromate are when you see them listed on the side of grocery store items? They, along with dozens of other chemicals, are considered food additives that are designed to help boost flavor, retain color and texture, or extend the shelf life of products. If you want to learn about and avoid what the Environmental Working Group calls the "dirty dozen additives," visit EWG.org and check out the list. Not only will it tell what to avoid, but the website offers tips on safer alternatives to look for when shopping.
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