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Harmful Effects of Preservatives in Canned and Frozen Foods

BY: Sathish k Paul | Category: Food | Submitted: 2010-10-30 21:51:52
 
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Each and every food that is bought from the market has the potential to harm you over the long terms if it a processed one. There are many natural foods, but we always like to use foods that are preserved in cans and bottles or covers. There are various reasons for us to try and eat these kinds of unhealthy foods. The main reason for the people from all over the world to try and eat food from these cans is that the food is having a long shelf life. On the other hand the foods that are natural like fruits and vegetables have a shorter shelf life. They can get spoilt easily if they are not preserved.

There are various effects of the foods that are preserved that can even be life threatening to the person who uses frozen food or preserved food for a long time. These harmful effects are listed here.

1. Botulism:

This is a common condition that is seen in many people. The main reason for the people to suffer from this problem is because of the fact that the organism grows in the cans and the disease causes various effects in people and if it is not treated early, the toxins can kill the person too. This is a dangerous condition and should be identified as early as possible for the person to be saved from this problem. This is a common problem seen all over the world. The main thing that will present this problem is when the canning process is done under safe and good conditions.

2. Thawing of food:

There are many instances when the frozen foods are thawed and then partly eaten. After this, the food is frozen again. This goes on till the food is completely over. What happens in these situations is that each time the food is thawed, there are various organisms that are in the foods that will start growing. As the food is thawed many times, the organisms grow to a large extent. This can lead to various kinds of very severe infections in the people and can even cause death in the people who use it.

3. Carcinogens:

As the food is packed, various preservatives are added. This will help to keep the food to be safe and fresh for a long time. This is what is commonly thought by many people. The truth is that as the canned food is preserved with various substances, many of these are not good for the health of the person. These things that will preserve are also irritants in the body. As these irritants are consumed, they can become carcinogenic. Unlike the other problems mentioned above, the preservatives will not cause cancer problems in one day. They take a long time, but finally, the person will suffer from various problems that can lead to cancer. To reduce the chances of these kinds of cancer, it is better to eat fresh foods and to avoid canned or preserved food.

Though people find it very easy to store various preserved foods and canned foods that helps to reduce the number of shopping trips, the foods can lead to various problems including cancer. Almost all of these problems can be life threatening ones. Do you want to take risk with such severe health problems? It is better for you to use natural foods for regular use.

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