Cancer Causing Sodium NITRATE
The preservative sodium nitrite fights harmful bacteria in ham, salami and other processed and cured meats and also lends them their pink coloration. However, under certain conditions in the human body, nitrite can damage cells and also morph into molecules that cause cancer.
Sodium nitrite helps prevent the growth of Clostridium botulinum, which can cause botulism in humans and is also used alone or in conjunction with sodium nitrate as a color fixative in cured meat and poultry products (bologna, hot dogs, bacon). During the cooking process, nitrites combine with amines naturally present in meat to form carcinogenic N-nitroso compounds. It is also suspected that nitrites can combine with amines in the human stomach to form N-nitroso compounds. These compounds are known carcinogens and have been associated with cancer of the oral cavity, urinary bladder, esophagus, stomach and brain.
Sodium nitrate/nitrite contains up to 14% of MSG. It is also used as an ingredient in fertilizers, glass and enamels as well as in pyrotechnics, smoke bombs and as a solid-fuel rocket propellant.
In the food industry, sodium nitrate is used primarily to make non-organic gray-looking meat look fleshy red. It is added to non-organic bacon, sausages, hot dogs, pepperoni, deli meats and almost all other non-organic processed and/or cured meats. Any time the word “cured” appears on a label it means that there is sodium nitrate/nitrite in the product.
The highest amounts of sodium nitrate are to be found in those packaged meats used for children’s lunches, packaged meats sold in the deli section of your market and meats offered in fast food sandwich stores. With so many other addictive chemicals included, this is not a chemical cocktail that society should offer to children.
My best choice to completely avoid them, is to just roast or broil/grill your own meat and slice it to my desired thickenes and use for what I want "lunch meat" for. it will taste much better also
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Sunday, December 5, 2010
What are you doing to keep yourself healthy? How many times have you lost and gained weight? How many diet plans have your tried? We all have read a lot about the food we eat and the impact on our bodies. After reading this series of posts, you will be able to overcome the years of fighting the odds, the holidays, and the mental battle. Here are the first steps:
1. Admit you need to change your thinking.
2. Choose to temporarily rid your house of all the chronic addicting foods
3. Make a decision to start tomorrow by not emotionally snacking
This is the start. In future posts you will burn fat, balance the acid in your cells, be healthy and diet no more.