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Did you know about the top 10 additives in foods that you might want to avoid in your child’s diet?

Anurima
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Did you know about the top 10 additives in foods that you might want to avoid in your childs diet

Most of the ‘ready’ foods are targeted at children and more often than not perhaps, we do not realise the value of the actual content that we may be indulging our children with and its effect on their mental and physical health. The Important question that arises here is - Could the additives in the foods cause a child to behave differently?


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Shylaja S

| Jun 10, 2017

very useful information for developing their respective children. thanks a lot

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Asmita Waghmare

| Nov 03, 2015

Very useful information

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Pranjali Naigaonkar

| Oct 27, 2015

Thanks a lot for such an important information u r sharing with us..

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Mounika

| Sep 08, 2015

Thanks a lot for posting such important information

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Sheetal Upadhyay

| Aug 13, 2015

It scares me :( Today's generation's almost 50 to 60 % diet is depend on processed food. Thanks for sharing such information.

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Mamta Volam

| Aug 12, 2015

Very useful info n thanks for the blog anurima

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Annu Jangra

| Aug 12, 2015

OMG,what should we eat?

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kurrat khatib

| Aug 12, 2015

Thanks very informative blog !!

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Sushma Venkata Lakshmi Verubhothla

| Aug 03, 2015

Thanks a lot for posting this great information. I always check the ingredients on the packet of processed food and try them with all home made masalas. I always store homemade roasted coriander powder and cumin powder, when in use add them to make my curries yummy & tasty.

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Nishi Gupta

| Jul 28, 2015

Omg, great amount of research done on food products, thanks a lot for sharing it with us

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Sarika Raheja

| Jul 25, 2015

Hi Can we be sure that ingredients mentioned on the processed food are the real ingredients in the food ? Who actually keeps this check ?

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manisha

| Jun 19, 2015

Thanks a lot Arunima for such an informative post.. Can anybody suggest alternative for biscuits??

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Amruta

| Jun 18, 2015

Thanks a lot for this very helpful information :)

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Harsh

| May 29, 2015

very informative read :)

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venkatesh

| May 27, 2015

This is terrible. This is why I buy only organic stuff. Glad that there are online portals that supply organic food to our door. www. orgbasket. com

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venkatesh

| May 27, 2015

This is terrible. This is why I buy only organic stuff. Glad that there are online portals that supply organic food to our door.

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vihaanshaji

| May 15, 2015

Was shocked to see that dried fruits are also sprayed with preservatives. .was giving them regularly to my 2 year old

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Anit Prasad

| May 15, 2015

Thanks.. truly informative ...!!!

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Richa Aditya

| May 14, 2015

Thanks you for the article.. Really helpful..

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Rekha M S

| May 14, 2015

Excellent article Anurima! Does cerelac also falls into this category.. ?

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Meenambika

| May 13, 2015

very informative. Tku for takiw efforts ! Kudos

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Shruti

| May 12, 2015

Very informative

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dijumonisaikia

| May 12, 2015

Thanks arunima. very informative

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Madhusmita Satapathy

| May 12, 2015

Nice article .very useful

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Ritusingh

| May 12, 2015

Thanks, Arunima......

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Ritusingh

| May 12, 2015

Very informative, would like to add n agree that Maggie n their soups have a label saying no added MSG. The products were sent and tested in a lab and not only MSG (monosodium glutamate) but one more harmful element was present which was lead and that to a dangerous level. The ingredients list on Maggie pack never gives a clear picture of what exactly has been used. Thanks Aruna, very good post indeed......

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Shikha vaidya

| May 12, 2015

Hello archana which brand u suggest to buy pasta.. ?

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Shikha vaidya

| May 12, 2015

Very useful information... Thanku dear...

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Vibha Rai

| May 11, 2015

Good informative blog

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Punita Thadani

| Apr 27, 2015

Very informative blog !!

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Priyanka Chhabra

| Apr 27, 2015

Very informative blog!

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Jansi

| Aug 01, 2014

Thanks for this good informative blog

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Jansi

| Aug 01, 2014

Thanks for this good informative blog

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Toshi

| Jun 27, 2014

Thanks a lot Anurima this is very informative.

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Prachi Pandit

| Jun 05, 2014

Very informative article.. in short we should encourage our children to eat the way our grandparents ate.. fresh, seasonal, local and home cooked food.

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Archana

| May 13, 2014

very nice and informative article!it should be an eye opener to some who think that packaged food is the order of the day! The FMCG industry and food processing industry is making nice fools of us all by showing glossy ADs and tempting pictures to make children addicted! Always go for home made food. EVen consumption of outside food regularly is a health hazard! even many hotels use colours and artificial flavors which are banned! home food s d way to go parents! give your kids age old forgotten snacks like chikki,peda made of all varieties of dhal, chikki made of groundnut/sesame seeds/khaju and dry fruits halwa etc instead of noodles/pasta. if u want to make pasta,buy whole wheat pasta. it is called "penne" meaning wheat in italian. good brands are available in stores like star bazaar etc.

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Archana

| May 13, 2014

hi all

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Pratima Ravi

| May 10, 2014

I read out the article to my two children.... had them shell shocked

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Taruna Khanijow

| Apr 30, 2014

Thank you so much for such a informative blog Anurima. Should we not offer these spices - cinnamon, cloves, mustard, saffron to childern?

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violet lala

| Feb 22, 2014

Very informative blog .... Arunima thank you for sharing

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Harshapriya

| Jan 17, 2014

Thank u so much, ur giving very valuble information.

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SABA REHAN

| Jan 17, 2014

very informative.. thank you so much for sharing.

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Anurima

| Dec 12, 2013

Thank you all. Yes, this is a very serious topic and we should be completely aware of what our children eat. Convenience and easy food is not necessarily the best choice.

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kavitha

| Dec 12, 2013

thanks for useful information

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Kiran

| Nov 11, 2013

Sorry i posted twice by mistake ..this is Mrs Kiran..

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Kiran

| Nov 11, 2013

Hi ..Thanks a lot for giving such an useful information... really really useful for all those who go for cakes,cookies,biscuits, bread etc... actually my pediatrician told us to stop the above ones in kids as they r harmful.. so from then on i reduced their intake for kids but now i cud know in detail why he said so... Really so Informative.. You cud have done lots of research in this particular area...

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Kiran

| Nov 11, 2013

Hi ..Thanks a lot for giving such an useful information... really really useful for all those who go for cakes,cookies,biscuits, bread etc... actually my pediatrician told us to stop the above ones in kids as they r harmful.. so from then on i reduced their intake for kids but now i cud know in detail why he said so... Really so Informative.. You cud have done lots of research in this particular area...

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Mamta

| Nov 09, 2013

Thnx for informing me about all tht ... This will help me alot while buying all such products..

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Nabamita

| Oct 19, 2013

awesum article arunima ...

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Nabamita

| Oct 19, 2013

awesum article arunima ...

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Neetu Suri

| Oct 09, 2013

Lovely and eye-opener

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Namrata Rao

| Sep 05, 2013

very informative

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Anurima

| Sep 04, 2013

Dear Dr. T. Aparna, Maggie noodles certainly falls into this category. You could instead get a packet of plain noodles and make noodles and pasta with homemade ingredients. It is healthier and you can custom make it according to the taste of your children :)

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Nidhi

| Sep 04, 2013

very informative... must read for all mom

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Krupesh

| Sep 03, 2013

Really very good information.

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Neha

| Sep 01, 2013

Really superb blog arunima.... very very informative!!

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NIDHI MANOJ

| Aug 31, 2013

Thanks Arunima. All of us tend to fall into the trap of convenience. Thank you for all your effort in presenting the plethora of information in such concise form.

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DrTAparna

| Aug 31, 2013

Does this include noodles and pasta too as these two are liked by children very much

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Anurima

| Aug 27, 2013

@Renuka, ideally you should read the label before buying processed foods. I have made it a habit to read them :)

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Anurima

| Aug 27, 2013

@Renuka, ideally you should read the label before buying processed foods. I have made it a habit to read them :)

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Anurima

| Aug 27, 2013

@Neetu, yes, a lot of research but was very interesting for me too as I got to learn so much more :)

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Anurima

| Aug 27, 2013

Thank you for the lovely comments. @Bhanumathy, you are so right! We should discourage the use of packaged foods and start by not buying them ourselves. Many people are not aware of the harmful affect some of the additives can cause, especially to children.

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Shrutika Dewan

| Aug 27, 2013

thnx soo much... this really helps

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Stephen Game

| Aug 22, 2013

Thanks Anurima... very informative and I guess a surprise to quite a few. Now we have a clearer picture. Great article- lovely read, especially when you have infants and kids.

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Amita Arora

| Aug 21, 2013

a great article and very helful

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Renuka Vijay

| Aug 21, 2013

Very informative, but can we really remember all these points before taking outside food. Do we have time to go thru the ingredients of every pack??????

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Bhanumathy Yellapan

| Aug 20, 2013

Thanks Anurima... Very informative. Inspite of people knowing the above, they go for outside food - processed, ready to eat etc. and laugh at people who like to eat home food. The impact of this kind of food will not be known easily.... We should do something about it.

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Shikha

| Aug 20, 2013

great work ! extremely informative

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Mona Patil

| Aug 19, 2013

Thanks for sharing Anurima.

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Neetu Ralhan

| Aug 17, 2013

very very good Anurima, would have taken a lot of research to write such an informative blog. thanks!

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gaurima

| Aug 17, 2013

Very informative blog !!

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