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Top tips for reducing additives and preservatives ➊ Focus on fresh produce. The best way to eliminate or reduce additives and preservatives from your family’s diet is to eat fresh homecooked food that is prepared by you and kept fresh in the fridge or freezer. ➋ Learn to read labels. If your family relies on pre-packaged foods, read the ingredient list carefully and avoid foods that have harmful preservatives (see page 266). ➌ Reduce your family’s reliance on packaged foods. By taking this one crucial step, intake of chemicals can be dramatically reduced. ➍ Go organic. It’s the easiest way to avoid preservatives, as certified organic packaged foods have little or no artificial colours or preservatives. Always read the ingredient list to be sure. ➎ Do some detective work. Ask if bread and bread products are preservative-free at your local bakery.