What the !%@^ are you eating?!?
Nitrates & Nitrites
What are they?
Chemical compounds used to preserve food.
What’s the problem?
When exposed to high heat or digestive enzymes, they form compounds that may cause cancer in the:
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Where are they banned?
Scientists at the World Health Organization declared these compounds are probable human carcinogens.
What to do?
Avoid cured meats like:
- hot dogs
What to look out for?
Read your labels and watch out for nitrates and nitrites.
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