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Boycott Preservatives

Updated on July 13, 2016
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Brandi has been a stay at home mom for eleven years. She has a love for Thriller and mystery books, and just finished "All the Lost Souls"

Boycott Preservatives

I feel like the average person is eating whatever they have time to eat throughout their day due to schedules. Which means we are eating a lot of food that has been processed and packed with preservatives in order to make them last longer. So what happens when our food has been made in a lab instead of a kitchen and is packed with all of these things?

First of all let’s talk about what preservatives actually are. They are substances that prolong the life of your food. Also there are natural preservatives like ascorbic acid that are not harmful at all. The ones that I am worried about are the ones that can cause arm to your body and some are even meant to kill pests but has been given the green light by the FDA because they don’t think that it does anything in smaller doses. I don’t know about you but I am a little uncomfortable when I think about the fact that poison has been put in my food. In fact there are some preservatives that have been linked to cancer. Which would make sense. If you think about it, all of ancestors weren’t riddled with cancer like we are now. Don’t get me wrong it was around but it was rare. We are also seeing more people than ever before with digestive problems. I have been lactose intolerant for years and I honestly blame that on the processing of the milk. Now I know you are thinking I am out of my mind for this but if I go to a dairy and drink milk straight from the cow I don’t have an issue at all! Just let that sink in.

I don’t think it’s the foods itself that are causing all of these issues with peoples bodies, I think it’s the stuff man has added to what naturally grows that is bad. At some point we decided it was better for our food to come from a lab than to come from the ground. If you are questioning what I am saying, put your body to the test. Say no to preservatives for two weeks and see what happens. I have been off MOST processed foods for 8 months now. Don’t get me wrong I slip but it is rare. My skin is healthier, my hair is healthier, I feel better and I haven’t gotten sick from another person in about 4 months.

So what are the things you can do to try to avoid preservatives? Well first I recommend going organic. I recommend this because organic items have not been messed with, they have not been given hormones or sprayed with pesticides that are harmful to us. Also Apples are not meant to be bigger than our hands! Second go fresh. Buy those fresh veggies and fruits all over again. Don’t buy anything in a can unless it says organic on it. Today organic foods are comparable to processed foods when it comes to cost. There is no reason to not buy them anymore. And third buy natural products. When you are buying your meat make sure it says it wasn’t given antibiotics, hormones or had preservatives used on it. Your body is an amazing friend if you treat it right!

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    • BrandiYeargain profile image

      Brandi Yeargain 21 months ago

      Well who doesn't binge every once in awhile? I really try to stress we are human and going to slip but as long as you are trying your body will thank you!

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      Live To Write 21 months ago from Phoenix, Az.

      I agree wholeheartedly... I try to watch what I eat now(with the occasional binge :) ) Good informative Hub!!!