19 Foods That Aren't Food

9 Foods That Aren't Food

By Mandy Oaklander for Prevention.com

"Everything in moderation" is usually pretty sound advice, but let's face it: Some things you should just not put in your mouth. From artificial flavors and colors to words you'd need an advanced degree in chemistry to pronounce, there are thousands of ingredients making their way into your food that are simply not, strictly speaking, food. (For more on that, see Prevention contributor and bestselling author Mark Bittman's piece for us about how to eat.)

Bottom line: Even though you can buy these 19 foods at the grocery store doesn't mean you should. Find out how many ingredients it takes to make a fake blueberry—and see what else made our list, to find out what should stay off of yours.

Click through the slideshow below to see nine of these not so real foods...and see another 10 here!

Blueberries That Aren't Blueberries

19 Foods That Aren't Food

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