It is always best to choose fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables when possible. Processed meats, such as sausages, ham, and other pre-packaged foods should be avoided, especially during pregnancy. Cardiovascular diseases have become increasingly common, and the presence of preservatives in food is one of the main contributors to this rise in heart problems. Research conducted by InChem has suggested that food preservatives may weaken heart tissues.
Consuming foods with a preservative residue on the surface can increase the risk of heart damage. Health Canada ensures that all food additives, including preservatives, do not pose a threat to the health of Canadians. These preservatives help to extend the shelf life of food and maintain its taste for a longer period of time. Fortunately, there are several ways to reduce the effects of food preservatives. Eating organic foods is one of the best ways to avoid preservatives.
Organic foods are grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, and they are not treated with preservatives. Additionally, you can look for foods labeled “no added preservatives” or “no artificial colors or flavors” when shopping. You can also reduce your exposure to food preservatives by preparing meals at home using fresh ingredients. This will help you avoid processed foods that contain high levels of preservatives. Additionally, you can look for natural alternatives to preservatives such as vinegar, lemon juice, and herbs. Finally, it's important to read labels carefully when shopping for food.
Look for ingredients such as sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, and calcium propionate which are commonly used as preservatives in processed foods. Avoiding these ingredients can help reduce your exposure to food preservatives.