The harmfulness of food additives E

In recent years, more and more impact on thestate of the organism have food included in the daily diet consumption, their composition, which in turn, is replete with a list of all possible so-called dietary supplements. The most common among them are the ingredients with index E. Since it safe consumption of these products?

 In recent years, more and more impact on the body and its operation have food included in the daily diet intake
Today, the modern market powerIt characterized by a very wide range of choices, both in range and in your price range. This development is determined, above all, the growth of consumer demand. But Is the sentence demand, and whether the choice of freedom as absolute as it seems?

The choice of the kind of food to date due to several factors:

  • lifestyle of the consumer;
  • its ability to pay;
  • health and related food restrictions.

Our website would like to focus onthe last paragraph. Associated with human health problems today are not always characterized by genetic inheritance or predisposition to a particular type of the disease, as well as the influence on the organism of environmental factors. In recent years, more and more impact on the body and its operation have food included in daily diet consumption, or to be more precise - their composition, which, in turn, is replete with a list of all kinds of so-called nutritional supplements, the most common of which are the ingredients of a index E.

Is it safe consumption of these products?

Standards E

E-harmfulness of food additives, flavorings, colorings
The letter "E" on the label of a compositionfood product indicates compliance with the European standard power, and digital code - the very form of supplements. Once, the names of these chemicals were specified in products completely, but because of volume names were replaced on tsifirny alphanumeric code.

Today, not only in Russia but also in Europe, the use of E-additives in food production is prohibited. But only some of them.

The right to prohibit the use of the European Commission,and on-site inspections, ie the territory of the food establishments and shops conducting so-called inspection Food and Veterinary Service, and then - not everywhere.

How does this system work?

Tests conducted E supplementation in animals andpeople in accredited European laboratories. By taking into account the absence of negative consequences and effects on the body include additives permitted in the list. Otherwise, when the inspectors detected Food and Veterinary Service when checking foods those which contain prohibited E-components - produced withholding. The frequency of such tests is necessary to once every six months. That is, in the intervening six months in the absence of data about the dangers of a supplement on the basis of studies in people consume food that is unknown.

The irony of this "nutrient script" onIt does not end there. E-prohibited components when there is a threat to life, such as those that result in death. In the shade of a large mass of other remains or poorly understood or not characterized as "dangerous." That is, if preservatives are not internationally recognized as deadly for human consumption, they may be considered non-hazardous. And this is not the only example that causes, at least, questionable.

Here are some examples of such E-elements added to the composition produced in our time of food:

Food additives and colorants
E102 - Tartrazine - dye. On the territory of our country is allowed, but banned in the European Union.

Effects on the body:

- Food allergy.

Food products containing tartrazine: confectionery, candy, ice cream, drinks.

E128 - Red dye Red 2G with carcinogenicthe effect of which is used in the production of sausages containing cereals and legumes more than 6% and products of minced meat and giving the pink product. Is a genotoxic compound, that is, having the ability to cause changes in the genes. E128 is prohibited for use in Russia!

Effects on the body (long-term manifestation of the reaction after the time of use):

- oncological diseases;

- Fetal abnormalities;

- Congenital conditions.

Products containing Red 2G red dye: sausages (especially cheap).

E216 and E217 - Preservatives (propyl ester and sodium salt). Banned in Russia!

Effects on the body:

- Food poisoning.

Foods containing this type of preservative: candy, chocolate rolls, meat products covered by the jelly spreads, soups and broths.

E250 - Sodium nitrite - a dye, flavoring and preservative that is used to dry meat preservation and stabilization of its red color. E250 is permitted for use in Russia, but banned in the EU.

Effects on the body:

- Increased excitability of the nervous system in children;

- Oxygen starvation of the body (hypoxia);

- Decrease in the content of vitamins in the body;

- Food poisoning which can be fatal;

- oncological diseases.

Products containing sodium nitrite: bacon (especially fried), corned beef, sausage, ham, smoked meat and fish.

E320 - An antioxidant to retard the oxidation process in the fat and oil mixtures (allowed in Russia, but it is dangerous to health).

Effects on the body:

- Increase of cholesterol in the body.

Food containing antioxidant E320: some foods containing fat; chewing gum.

Testing E-additives are carried out on animals and on humans in accredited European laboratories
E400-499 - Thickeners, stabilizers to increase the viscosity of the product (most of them banned in the Russian Federation).

Effects on the body:

- Disorders of the digestive tract.

Products containing these types of E-additives: yogurt cultures and mayonnaise.

E510, E513 and E527 (E500-599 from groups) - emulsifiers creating uniformity with a combination of immiscible products such as water and oils.

Effects on the body:

- Diarrhea;

- Liver malfunction.

E951 - Aspartame - a synthetic sweetener.

Effects on the body:

- Depletion of serotonin in the cerebral cortex;

- The development of manic depression, seizures panic, violence (with excessive use).

Products containing aspartame: chewing gum, carbonated beverages (especially imported).

Prohibited E-additives

E-harmfulness of food additives, flavorings, colorings
At the moment you can only lead a rough list of E-additives that are prohibited in the territory of the Russian Federation on the basis of regulations, based on the Institute of Nutrition studies:

E121 - citrus red dye;

E123 - color red amaranth;

E240 - preservative formaldehyde, classifying which can be attributed to the same group of substances as arsenic with cyanide - deadly poisons;

E116-117 - preservatives, actively used in the manufacture of confectionery and meat products;

E924a and E924b - the so-called "Flour improvers and bread."

Also prohibited such additives: E103, E107, E125, E127, E128, E213-219, E140, E153-155, E166, E173-175, E180, E182, E209, E213-219, E225-228, E230-233, E237, E238, E240, E241, E252, E253, E264, E281-283, E302, E303, E305, E308-314, E317, E318, E323-325, E328, E329, E343-345, E349, E350-352, E355-357, E359, E365-368, E370, E375, E381, E384, E387-390, E399, E403, E408, E409, E418, E419, E429-436, E441-444, E446, E462, E463, E465, E467, E474, E476- 480, E482-489, E491-496, E505, E512, E519-523, E535, E537, E538, E541, E542, E550, E552, E554-557, E559, E560, E574, E576, E577, E579, E580, E622-625, E628, E629, E632-635, E640, E641, E906, E908-911, E913, E916-919, E922-926, E929, E942-946, E957, E959, E1000, E1001, E1105, E1503, E1521.

And it's not the whole list. Besides, where is the guarantee that prohibited for the production of E-elements are not used?

E-additives that are allowed in Russia, but considered dangerous

E-harmfulness of food additives, flavorings, colorings
Food additives E105, E126, E130, E131, E143, E152, E210, E211, E330, E447 - are factors contributing to the growth of malignant tumors.

E221-226, E320-322, E338-341, E407, E450, E461, E466 - provoking the formation of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

Food additive E239 may cause allergic reactions.

E171, E320-322 - supplements causing liver disease and kidney failure.

In addition, it prohibited in the European Union, butstill allowed on the territory of Russia the following additives: E102, E104, E110, E111, E120, E122, E124, E126, E141, E142, E150, E212, E250, E251, E311-313, E477.

Food analysis market

Analysis of the modern food marketFood for the content of them dangerous to health and life of food E-human components showed that the majority of the proposed range contains a greater or lesser extent, the above-mentioned matter
Analysis of the modern food marketFood for the content of them dangerous to health and life of food E-human components showed that the majority of the proposed range contains a greater or lesser extent, the above-mentioned substances.

As an example, a list of some of the modern food market brands, among which are found E-elements that represent a danger for the life of the individual:

Fiesta Duchesse
1. Among carbonated drinks:

- "Fruktime Duchess" and "Fiesta Duchess", derived from the company Coca-Cola (contains aspartame E951);

- All other subsidiaries of Coca-Cola products;

- "Lemonade" (Greytli);

- "Raspberry" (Salyut-Cola);

- "Barberry" (Variety);

- "Citro" (Salyut-Cola), and others.

2. Among the chewing gums, especially are popular these days:
Dirol
- «Dirol» (in its composition contains a thickenerE414 provoking gastrointestinal disease; antioxidant E330; preservative E296; dye E171; emulsifier (as directed on the package) E322, is an antioxidant, as well as glazing agent E321 and E903);

- «Orbit» (contains sorbitol E420, referring togroup of emulsifiers and stabilizers; maltitol E965 (defoamer-antiflaming, and how dangerous it is - to judge the consumer); stabilizer E422; thickener E414; dye E171; and aspartame sweetener E951 al.).

Which of these gum is less dangerous and whether it is to consume at all - a private matter!

3. Among some alkogolesoderzhaschih energy drinks:
- «ABSENTER ENERGY» (contains a stabilizer E414, acidity regulator, who is also an antioxidant E330, preservative E211);

- «JAGUAR» (E211 contains a preservative, coloring);

This group can be attributed, and a large part is notcontaining alcohol of Power, even if in the composition and does not appear the letter code "E", our website advises to pay attention to the name of the contents of the components, or in what way it is justified by the "energy" effect on the body ?!

Pringles Chips
4. Among the chips and crackers:
- «Lays» in a small package (containing aspartame E951);

- «Pringles» (emulsifier E471);

- Crunches "Kirieshki" (an amplifier E621 flavor, E627, E631, E551, E100 coloring agent, etc..).

5. Among sour milk products:

- "Assets" with the addition of something, be it fruit or cereals (consisting of a thickener E1442);

- "Rastishka yogurt with fruit puree" (the same thickener E1442, dyes, etc..) - Baby food !!!

- "Danissimo" (thickener E1442, acidity regulators).

Sausage "Kiev sausage"
6. Among the sausages:
- Sausage "Kiev sausage" sausage factory "Kanev" (which can be seen as part of stabilizers and preservative sodium nitrite E250);

- "Amateur" cooked the same manufacturer (containing preservative-lock color and E250 sodium nitrite);

7. Among the brands of ice cream:
Examples are the products of "La Femme", where
Chocolate Alpen Gold
found dye E102, E133, stabilizers E407, E410, E412, E466, E471. And this is what our children eat!

8. Among the well-known manufacturers of chocolate:
- "Sweet" and «Alpen Gold» (E476 include, stabilizers);

- "Nesquik" (found in the composition of E124 and E476).

Consumers today should be more thanvigilant in their choice and to take into account at least the results of recent research in this area, as well as coordinate your diet with a list of hazardous substances.

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