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Some ?Not so Healthy? Ingredients

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Potassium benzoate: When you crave something sweet a diet soda may seem a good choice. But some diet soft drinks and fruit drinks contain sodium and potassium benzoate additives.? When combined with vitamin C, the ascorbic acid in juice or soda can form benzene, which is a carcinogen. In addition, there may be a link between diet cola consumption and weight gain, as well as cancer and diabetes.? Potassium benzoate also shows up in apple cider, low-fat salad dressings, syrups, jams, olives, and pickles.

Read the labels.

Corn products such as Cornstarch, dextrose, maltodextrin, and corn oil are foods high in omega-6 fatty acids, which can promote inflammation, cancer, and heart disease. Some omega-6 is necessary, but most Americans consume about 15 times more omega-6 acids than omega-3s, which is better for your health. Phase out foods such as margarine, vegetable oil, and soy, and add salmon, grass-fed beef, halibut, chia seeds, and walnuts to your diet.

BHA: Any processed food that has a long shelf life is often filled with butylated hydroxyanisole or BHA, that is added to food to prevent spoiling. BHA has been shown to cause cancer in animals, and could be carcinogenic to humans as well. Reduce the amount of oil-containing processed foods you eat which probably include BHA.

Fractionated palm kernel oil: ?Fractionating oil? is a process most often used on palm and palm kernel oil. While it prevents the chocolate in candy and protein bars from melting, the filtration process separates out most of the liquid in the oil, leaving a high concentration of solid fat behind. Palm kernel oil is about 80 percent saturated fat and creates ?bad cholesterol”.

A professional Home Nurse/Caregiver can monitor the diets of their patients to reduce or eliminate unhealthy additives.

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