Preservatives

Preservatives

Preservatives Questions

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by 232 · about 16 hours ago

Someone bought me bocconcini and the ingredients are "pasteurized milk, microbial enzyme, bacterial culture. Packaged in water with potassium sorbate" I know pasteurized milk and milk is bad yadda yadda, but can I make it somewhat better by... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · February 11, 2013 at 11:00 PM

When it doubt, look it up on Wikipedia... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potassium_sorbate Preservative. Relatively non-toxic. Also found in natural foods. I wouldn't sweat it. (more)

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by 147 · about 16 hours ago

I know there are so many different types of preservatives (sodium benzoate, citric acid, potassium chloride, insert other science-lab-sounding-name here). Are there any I should specifically be avoiding/consuming only in very small quantities? Are... (more)

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daz 0 · December 13, 2012 at 9:26 PM

hi elle, I find this link very handy for a complete list of additives on a single page, http://fedup.com.au/information/information/complete-lists-of-additives-6 It includes warnings of Avoid or Caution next to any additive of concern. I have... (more)

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by 3280 · about 16 hours ago

Are there preservatives in pasta and/or rice noodles which prevent the product from going bad? Think about it: rice or wheat is harvested. Sometimes dried in a very disgusting... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · June 20, 2012 at 2:50 PM

When the moisture is removed, it isn't a hospitable environment for the bacteria. Get them wet and they'll go bad.

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by 9948 · about 17 hours ago

I am not generally a fan of Dr Oz. But my wife watches all the time and recorded a 12 min piece on Alzheimer's. Dr Oz had a medical researcher from Rhode Island Hospital Dr. Suzanne de la Monte and current surgeon general of the US as... (more)

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Nigel_Kinbrum 0 · April 13, 2011 at 8:01 AM

The brain has Glu-T1 glucose transporters which work independently of insulin. If these begin to fail for whatever reason, the brain becomes starved of glucose. In 2006, I had an insulin stress test (to test my pituitary gland). During the test,... (more)

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by 1204 · about 17 hours ago

I love ham. LOVE it. The question is: Where does Ham fall into the Paleo spectrum? Obviously cured meat is a benefit to society as a whole, and I would personally have zero problems with artisanal high end hams. Right now I treat most ham as... (more)

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gone2croatan 0 · January 28, 2011 at 4:33 PM

I apply the same standards to it as I do to "regular" meat, but I don't have too many issues with salt. If you have a good source or can make it at home, it's a great way to diversify your diet, especially if you choose some of the offal cuts,... (more)

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by 22913 · about 17 hours ago

Specifically, what ingredients, additives or process changes glorious meat into carcinogenic junk food? Nitrates/Nitrites are in contention(veggies have them too) but please chime in on them too, I'm not convinced of their safety... (more)

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xjhues 0 · September 10, 2010 at 2:32 PM

Meat that is cured with sodium nitrate is carcinogenic because heat and digestion turns it into N-nitroso compounds (NOCs) - http://tinyurl.com/288wfa3 If you must have cured meats I suggest drinking some green tea -... (more)

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by 5150 · October 29, 2014 at 3:46 AM

No idea bout SB, but I'm 100% sure I react negatively to Sodium Metabisulfite. I purchased some coconut milk with it by accident, consumed it and experienced what felt like the 2nd worst nausea I ever felt. I just felt like I was smacked with the... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 26, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Nope. Now I wonder if this is a good or bad thing from a evolutionary biology point of view... a strong healthy gut or a lazy immune system?

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