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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Read The Label!

Some of the newer "super" juices tout their health benefits but have hidden substances used as preservatives that can actually be harmful!

I read the label of a very popular relatively new one and it used citric acid, sodium benzoate and potassium sulfate added as preservatives. Ascorbic acid (vitamin C, E300), sodium benzoate and potassium benzoate may form benzene, a known carcinogen. Professor Peter Piper of the University of Sheffield claims that sodium benzoate by itself can damage and inactivate vital parts of DNA in a cell's mitochondria. "The mitochondria consumes the oxygen to give you energy and if you damage it - as happens in a number of diseased states - then the cell starts to malfunction very seriously. And there is a whole array of diseases that are now being tied to damage to this DNA - Parkinson's and quite a lot of neuro-degenerative diseases, but above all the whole process of aging."

Research published in 2007 for the UK's Foods Standards Agency suggests that sodium benzoate (E211) is linked to hyperactive behaviour and decreased intelligence in children.
On September 6, 2007, the British Food Standards Agency issued revised advice on certain artificial food additives, including sodium benzoate (E211). Professor Jim Stevenson from Southampton University, and author of the report, said: "This has been a major study investigating an important area of research. The results suggest that consumption of certain mixtures of artificial food colours and sodium benzoate preservative are associated with increases in hyperactive behaviour in children.

Read the labels carefully before you eat anything. It's important to know what you're eating especially if you are encountering specific health related issues! Simply avoiding certain additives or ingredients can make big differences in how you feel! Whenever possible eat as organic and natural as possible. Clean Air, Pure Water and Natural, Organic, Whole Food is the nutrition our bodies thrive on.

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DJYano said...

Hi, thanks for your comment @ http://djyano.blogspot.com/2008/05/5-tips-when-starting-your-home-business.html, i have always read the labels before i buy the product or consume the product. This is a good tip, thanks again.



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