Australian breads slammed in latest Today Tonight show

Takeaway and snack foods are always being slammed for having too much salt, sugar, fat and additives - but the latest studies show the humble loaf of bread is one of the biggest culprits in our diet, often loaded with dangerous levels of hidden salt and preservatives.

Sue Dengate of the Food Intolerance Network says preservatives propionic acid 282 and sorbates 200 and 202, retard mould growth, so the bread keeps longer. But the side effects, she says, can be horrendous.

"The preservatives in bread can cause really serious problems in children and adults," Dengate said.

"Emulsifiers and softeners are not likely to cause the kinds of problems that can be caused by preservatives, colours and synthetic anti-oxidants." Dengate said.

Irritability, restlessness, inattention, sleep disturbance and other problems such as headaches, migraines, irritable bowel symptoms, rashes and bed wetting can be some of the side effects linked to preservatives.

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Australian breads slammed in latest Today Tonight show
Takeaway and snack foods are always being slammed for having too much salt, sugar, fat and additives - but the latest studies show the humble loaf of bread is one of the biggest culprits in our diet, often loaded with dangerous levels of hidden salt and preservatives.
Sue Dengate of the Food Intolerance Network says preservatives propionic acid 282 and sorbates 200 and 202, retard mould growth, so the bread keeps longer. But the side effects, she says, can be horrendous.
“The preservatives in bread can cause really serious problems in children and adults,” Dengate said.
“Emulsifiers and softeners are not likely to cause the kinds of problems that can be caused by preservatives, colours and synthetic anti-oxidants.” Dengate said.
Irritability, restlessness, inattention, sleep disturbance and other problems such as headaches, migraines, irritable bowel symptoms, rashes and bed wetting can be some of the side effects linked to preservatives.
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