What is Lurking in your Food?

The message on food: No one should feel restrained from eating what they want and that is why no one should be on a diet, but if we are to eat anything nutritionally, we should only eat food items.  The message here is “ONLY EAT FOOD.”  Food is an item described as something that can be ingested and which will be easily and properly digested, carrying necessary nutrients to the human body.

Sodium benzoate

Sodium benzoate is a preservative used in acidic liquids such as vinegar, juices or soft drinks. It is also found in food products such as margarine and fast food hamburgers. Sodium benzoate is also used in fireworks and makes a great rocket fuel. Happy 4th of July!

What is Lurking in your Food?
What is Lurking in your Food?

Potassium Bromate

Potassium Bromate is most often found in bread products as it improves the quality of flour. Even very small doses can be harmful, and it has been banned in Canada, Europe and even China but not the U.S. Your food label may not include the term but beware of anything that includes “enriched flour,” which most likely contains this toxic substance. While the U.S. still allows this ingredient to be used, many companies including Orowheat and Pepperidge Farm and supermarkets like Whole Foods have banned the use of the additive in their products.

Skinny does not mean healthy any more than a few pounds overweight mean unhealthy.

Awareness is the KEY element to maintain good fitness and nutrition. We must separate the media hype, the fads, the one pill, one drink that cures all, etc. from reality.  Staying healthy and fit is easier than one might think; however, marketing, media, and manufacturers of “food for profit” and “fitness equipment” make it more confusing and difficult for us to understand the difference between what is good for us and what is “hype.”

© Copyright – Hector Sectzer


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