If you regularly consume processed food, then some of the ingredients, and specifically how they affect the internal body, may astound you. Microwave popcorn may sound a safe product, but the ingredient diacetyl should raise alarm bells since this ingredient is linked to the brain degenerative disease, Alzheimer’s. Silicone dioxide (sand) is added to processed meals to stop the ingredients clumping. Butylated hydroyanisole is found in beer, butter, chewing gum and other snack foods and can increase the risk of cancer, however, it is also used in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics as a preservative.

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