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10 Fake Foods You Should Avoid

Did you know there are certain foods that are filled with ingredients that aren’t supposed to be there ?

Some companies do this to cut costs by mixing higher cost ingredients with low cost ingredients.

In this article, you will learn 10 of the most adulterated food products on the market.

Olive Oil

fatty oil

Olive oil is commonly mixed with non-olive oils such as corn oil, palm oil, and hazelnut oil to create cheaper products.

In 2010, Consumer Reports revealed that 20% of ALL olive oils are FAKE despite making claims of “extra virgin” olive oil.

Fruit Juice unhealthy juice

Many mass-produced fruit juices including apple juice and orange juice have been found to contain many synthetic ingredients such as high-fructose corn syrup, synthetic malic acid, corn sugar, and more.

Coffee

metabolism boosters coffee

Did you know that coffee can include additives such as roasted corn, caramel, malt, glucose, maltodextrins, and leguminous plants ?

Seafood

Unhealthy seafood

Fake seafood is very prevalent where poorer quality fillers and other fish are used to dilute seafood product.

In fact, a 2012 Florida study found that almost 1/3 of seafood sampled was not what was claimed. The study found that 7 out of 11 tuna samples was NOT actually tuna.

Wine

Red Wine

Wine has been found to be adulterated with apple juice, added sweeteners, sulfates and other preservatives.

Black Pepper

Black pepper unhealthy

It would seem that pepper is pretty straight forward but in fact pepper has a history of being tainted with things like papaya seeds, wheat, millet, starch, and flour

Tea

bad health green tea

Researchers found that tea has been polluted with color additives, leaves from other plants, and even colored saw dust.

Honey

unhealthy honey

Many honey products are mixed with sugar syrup, corn syrup, fructose, beet sugars, and other synthetic sweeteners.

The best advise is to only buy local, organic honey.

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