Chemical Preservatives and Food Dyes

Never Met A Twinkie I Didn't Like!

chemical additives in food

Ever heard the joke that a Twinkie has so many preservatives that it will be the last food left edible after a nuclear holocaust? Whether or not that's true, there are anecdotal stories about people eating three-year-old Twinkies and that didn't taste too bad.. YUK!

In all honesty, how good is this? We are all so concerned with killing off natural toxins like molds by using invisible, tasteless artificial toxins that are far worse for us than those natural toxins ever were.

Our bodies are designed to work perfectly within the natural environment. Water, Electrolytes, and Minerals are perfectly balanced in our bodies. North American eating habits are perfect for wrecking that delicate balance.

If you've eaten a preservative and additive filled diet for your whole life with little or no harm to your body, it's because the human body is remarkably resilient. With age comes the penalty for consuming toxic food. These toxins are not eliminated, but build up over the years - much like a septic tank. After a certain point, the liver and immune system cannot handle this accumulated toxic waste, and will slowly lose the ability to keep us free from illness and disease which inevitably follow.

It's true that Personal Products or Food may only contain a minute amount of something bad. If you consumed it only once it probably wouldn't make a big difference. Unfortunately, that isn't the case, because each one of them you consume has only a little bit, but when it starts to add up, your liver and immune system will be exhausted in attempts to rid our bodies of these toxins.

Common Preservatives Added To Food

  • Sulfur: Keeps dried fruit fresh and soft
  • Formaldehyde: The stinky stuff from high school dissections and what undertakers use to preserve bodies is added to frozen vegetables as a disinfectant
  • Sodium Nitrates: Lunch meats, ham, and bacon are preserved with sodium nitrates which converts to nitrous acid in the stomach and may cause stomach cancer. Banned in Germany and Norway, but not in North America
  • Arsenic: Commercially-raised chickens eat feed with arsenic additives
  • Aluminum: linked to dementia, can leach into our food when used as packaging (like colas), and is also added to baking powder, antacids, and many anti-perspirants

Food Colors and Dyes

The FDA approves them for use and describes each and it's usage as FD&C is the acronym for Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic.

  • FD&C Yellow No.6; which is used in cereals, bakery goods, snack foods and other foods
  • FD&C Blue No.1 Brilliant Blue FCF Bright blue; Beverages, dairy products powders, jellies, confections, condiments,icings, syrups, extracts
  • FD&C Blue No.2 Indigotine Royal Blue; Baked goods, cereals, snack foods, ice cream, confections, cherries
  • FD&C Green No.3 Fast Green FCF Sea Green; Beverages, puddings, ice cream, sherbet, cherries, confections, baked goods, dairy products
  • FD&C Red No.40 Allura Red AC Orange-red; Gelatins, puddings, dairy products, confections, beverages, ondiments
  • FD&C Red No.3 Erythrosine Cherry-red; Cherries in fruit cocktail and in canned fruits for salads, confections, baked goods, dairy products, snack foods
  • FD&C Yellow No.5 Tartrazine Lemon Yellow; Custards, beverages, ice cream, confections, preserves, cereals
  • FD&C Yellow No.6 Sunset Yellow Orange; Cereals, baked goods, snack foods, ice cream, beverages, dessert powders, confections

How many of those foods have you consumed today? I bet it didn't end up as JUST A SMALL AMOUNT!

What Are Those Additives Of Many Colors Made Of?

Ninety-nine percent are synthetic, because they are cheaper and make more money for the manufacturer. Would you go to the gas station and buy oil to eat or drink? Of course not! But when you consume dyes you are eating and drinking petroleum (crude oil). That's exactly what the majority of dyes are made from! Our systems are not designed to consume crude oil in any manner.

The other .09% is made from some funny little red cochineal bugs. That's right cochineal bugs (insects) in your food. If it's red it may be colored with bugs!

Carmine and cochineal extract are red food colorings made from the dried bodies of the cochineal insect. It's used to color various yogurts, fruit drinks, candies, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and other products.

Food manufacturers are not required to disclose that Carmine is derived from insects but only have to describe it as "color added" or "artificial color". This labeling is unfair to people who adhere to kosher or vegetarian diets. This inexact labelling can sometimes cause severe allergic reactions.

Typical symptoms included:

  • itching
  • swelling of the eyes or tongue
  • potentially fatal difficulty breathing
  • hives
  • headaches

The other .01% of colors comes from vegetables. By the way, when the FDA calls it vegetable dye that doesn't mean it's made of vegetables, but that it can be used on vegetables and other foods! How misleading is that!

Everything Contains Some Kind of Chemical Additives

Your morning shower: Usually filled with chlorine by-products. Your soap or shower gel, shampoo and conditioner usually contain one or more dyes and other chemicals. Next comes the deodorant, which contains more dye and other chemical components that have been shown to be carcinogenic as well as aluminum which builds up in your brain.

Women apply moisturizers to the face and whole body along with other cosmetics. Each one of them contains one or more dyes with other chemicals, also shown to cause cancer. Men put on the after shave and smart ones apply a moisturizer to their skin and body, all containing hormonal imbalancing chemicals and dyes. All of those things put on the body are absorbed through your skin into the organs of your body. Don't forget your skin is the largest organ in the human body.

Here's a typical breakfast. Most of you will down a cup of coffee and a pastry, donut, breakfast bar, or bowl of cereal with milk. The coffee sets your heart to racing and your systems into a frenzy for a few hours. Quick breakfast foods contain sugar, honey and/or syrup, which speed up your systems more and also contain one or more dyes.

Did You Know That Milk Is A Pus Filled Substance?

When the cows' udders become infected through repetitive mechanized milking processes, the oozing infectious materials end up in the milking buckets! Milk contains all kinds of hormones, antibiotics, chemicals and pesticides, which are fed to commercial dairy cows or are injected by the dairymen to make them more money. Heaven help those who stop off at their local McDonalds for a quickie brekkie. Drive right up and get your antibiotics, trans-fats, hormones and pesticide filled morning fix.

Allergic Reactions to Food Dyes

Dyes plus all the other junk in our food and personal home products is enough for your liver and immune system to scream at you to QUIT DOING THIS. They will eventually quit, all on their own, when the buildup of these toxins overwhelm your system and you begin to get really sick.

Dyes are known to cause inability to concentrate as well as hyperactivity and the extreme in children of bouncing off the walls (ADHD or ADD) in some. The schools are forcing parents to make their children take dangerous prescription drugs to supposedly keep them quiet in the classroom. All you have to do is find out what kind of food and beverages the children had for breakfast that morning, if they had any breakfast at all.

Hyperactivity will get worse as more dye and chemical Additives are ingested throughout their lives, often turning school days into a nightmarish memory. Other problems noted with dyes alone include depression, fear, and phobias, irritability, and can, even though the FDA refuses to accept the fact, set off asthma attacks in some.

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