5 Common Poisons in Everyday Prepackaged Foods

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3. Benzoates

This is a popular food preservative, meant to keep sodas from growing mold, but both sodium benzoate and potassium benzoate, are well known carcinogens that are associated with thyroid cancer. These cancer causing agents can build up when exposed to heat, light, and over time, can leach into the product inside the container.

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  1. C.Jones

    Apr 6, 2014 at 7:08 am

    1) 4/5: its specified as HYDROGENATED oils when you must avoid it. regular oils are fine
    2) RICE is not bad and should not be grouped with white flours and pasta…its actually a plant. you grow rice, you dont grow noodles. in fact, people SHOULD choose rice, espescially over white flour pastas. if someone is to cook homemade meals for their family and dont use even rice, then there isnt really many options for necesary grains.

    • Sharen

      Apr 9, 2014 at 1:54 am

      White rice is a high glycemic food and can raise insulin levels. Brown rice or forbidden (black) rice is much more nutritious and higher in antioxidants and fiber. And may I correct you about the fact that there aren’t many options other than white rice. There are other whole grains such as quinoa, amaranth, millet, buckwheat, teff to choose from nowadays.

      • C.Jones

        Apr 9, 2014 at 6:19 am

        yes, you are right about the rice, (I should have specified), but quinoa is really the one that most often is easily acsessible in some parts of the States (due to the way people are overtly obsessing over health foods as a fad and not becoming properly educated on it), and its actually not even a grain! (its a seed! I was shocked to learn that)