Sunday, February 26, 2012

How much "junk" we put in?

For many things put into them, we think are healthy or at least they were not so harmful for our body, but the truth is that inadequate labeling of packaging brings us to the introduction of "killing" substances.

Phosphates are the most common ingredients in fast food and unhealthy and can cause serious health complications. But they have in baking products, cakes, meat and dairy products, butter, mayonnaise, cocoa, and inadequate labeling can distort the perception of how healthy that we eat.

Excessive consumption of phosphates affect the resorption of calcium, and even the release of calcium from bones. Therefore, phosphate additives should be adequately marked on the packaging of food products.

These unhealthy ingredients than can harm people with severe kidney disease and significantly increase mortality in such cases, write Deutsches Arzteblatt International. A recent study also showed that phosphate damage blood vessels and accelerate the aging process.

These food additives are allowed to be added to many products in the diet. The method of operation thereof is not fully understood, but it is known that phosphate interacts with proteins act as emulsifiers and prevent separation of fat from the water and encourage water binding in meat products.


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