The Leukemia-Causing Ingredient That U.S Rubber Manufacturers Banned Might Still Be In Your Food
The food industry uses a dangerous chemical to extend shelf-life of foods disregarding the fact that it could cause significant harm to people!
The chemical is called sodium benzoate, and it was banned in rubber manufacturing in the U.S., as it was causing leukemia in workers. Sodium benzoate is in many products from soda to fruit juices and is a significant contributor to overall health problems. We should not overlook it just because the FDA approves it.
Sodium benzoate is a preservative widely used in highly processed foods and usually identified as E211. It is the standard way to inhibit mold, and it helps to extend the shelf-life of many acidic foods. It is made in a lab by mixing benzoic acid (found in small amounts in some fruits) with sodium hydroxide.
It is widely used in acidic foods such as peppers, pickles, salsa, soy sauce, salad dressings, shredded cheese, ketchup, jams, most condiments, vinegar, fruit juices, dips, and regular or diet soda. It does not only keep bacteria, mold, fungus, and yeast in foods away but also denies human cells of oxygen, while it breaks down the immune system and causes blood cancer.
Sodium Benzoate Dangers
Fruits contain low levels Benzoic acid. However, scientists synthesize sodium benzoate in laboratories to use as a preservative for processed foods. The achieve this result by combining benzoic acid with sodium hydroxide. Sodium benzoate is the sodium salt of benzoic acid and is a carcinogenic additive that gets carried to the liver, where it begins inflicting its damage first.
This chemical has the potential to attack the mitochondria of DNA. Sodium benzoate stops your body’s nutrients at the DNA cellular level by denying mitochondria cells of oxygen, which can shut them down completely. A professor at the University of Sheffield discovered that the damage it can make to DNA structure could be linked to a variety of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s Disease, and it can destroy the aging process in your body.
Professor Peter W. Piper, from the University of Sheffield, declares that sodium benzoate by itself can harm and deactivate vital parts of DNA in a cell’s mitochondria. Mitochondria need oxygen to generate ATP, the body’s energy currency. If they are injured due to disease, the cell malfunctions and may enter apoptosis, according to Professor Piper’s study published in 1999. Mitochondria are the body’s “cellular power plants.” They produce most of the cell’s supply of energy, and their ability to operate efficiently is vital to good health and long life.
Sodium Benzoate Can Cause:
- Mood Swings
- Dry Mouth
- Increased Thirst
- Decreased Appetite
Your best bet is to stay away from processed foods. You are the only one that can protect your health. Start treating your body well and stay away from products that contain ingredients saying “to preserve freshness,” and “as a preservative” because they could be reducing your quality of life both today and in the future.