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7 dangerous ingredients hiding in your favourite processed foods

Experts believe there is a connection between body mass and the consumption of processed food. When it comes to processed food ingredients, Women’s Health recommends avoiding the following on labels of processed food. (All photos: Getty)

7 dangerous ingredients hiding in your favourite foods

With all of the latest green diets, juice cleanses and popular detoxes, it’s no surprise that food is often the subject of social media scrutiny. While it’s not expected that everyone follow the same extreme green juice principles, it is common knowledge that some days — and cravings — just call for an easy, fast hunger fix.

But according to the Canadian Community Health Survey, in 2015, more than 26% of Canadians were considered obese. Measuring a body mass index of 30 or more, experts believe there is a connection between body mass and the consumption of processed food.

Whatever your guilty pleasure is, when it comes to processed food, one study is encouraging consumers to read the label before digging in. Women’s Health rounded up a guide to dangerous ingredients in processed foods — click through the gallery for seven ingredients you should watch out for and let us know what you think!

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