We should watch out for some things on labels, but others don't need to be worried about, says Niki Bezzant.

There's a big trend away from highly-processed foods; more and more, consumers are looking for whole, natural foods; foods that haven't been interfered with too much.

Additives are a big part of that. We tend to be suspicious of food additives, those things with long names and numbers that we don't readily recognise. We're reassured by claims of "no artificial flavours or colours" or "no additives or preservatives". But how much do these things really affect our health?

While we

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