In today’s world, where every person is as busy ad beaver, one hardly has any time to consider their health and lifestyle. One has to keep in mind that health is wealth. Have you ever
ascertain the ingredients before buying any food item? Ever wondered why preservatives are used? What all effects does it have on your body? Well, preservatives in food are designed to prevent bacteria and fungi growth, which leads to food spoilage, but at the same

Well, preservatives in food are designed to prevent bacteria and fungi growth, which leads to food spoilage, but at the same time, they can be very injurious to human health. Different types of preservatives cause a different type of health issues varying from person to person.

Preservatives like aspartame, sulfates, benzoate and yellow dye No. 5 may cause breathing problems like asthma. Saturated fats raise cholesterol levels. Some Preservatives may lead to hyperactive behavior, especially in case of growing kids. They might increase the risk of infertility. Preservatives like sodium and nitrates increase your blood pressure thus damaging the blood vessels and weakening heart tissues. Preservatives like nitrites and nitrates may react with stomach and gastric juices to form carcinogens( cancer-causing agents), which may have adverse effects on your health.

The best way to avoid dangerous concoctions is to try and preserve food naturally by using salt, sugar, onion or rosemary extract. Try and avoid artificially processed food, and depend on healthier organic options like fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats.Eggs can be one of the healthiest options as they are a rich source of protein without any added sugar content.
So from next time onwards, think twice before buying packaged and processed food.