Digestive System not Equipped to ‘Unlock’ Preserved Foods or Heat-altered Trans Fats – Leads to Obesity-

Do preservatives affect digestion?

that the chemical preservatives in food greatly affect digestion, absorption and elimination? 

Our digestive system is not equipped to ‘unlock’ added preservatives and altered fats used to prolong the life of our food, therefore we do not fully digest foods preserved in this way.   This leads to undigested substrates and obesity

Jul 24, 2016

Both, natural and chemical preservatives are categorized into 3 types:

  • Antimicrobials that destroy or delay the growth of bacteria, yeast and molds. E.g. nitrites and nitrates prevent botulism in meat products. Sulfur dioxide prevents further degradation in fruits, wine and beer. Benzoates and sorbates are anti-fungals used in jams, salads, cheese and pickles.
  • Anti-oxidants that slow or stop the breakdown of fats and oils in food that happens in the presence of oxygen(Oxidation) leading to rancidity. Examples of anti-oxidants include BHT, BHA, TBHQ, and propyl gallate.
  • Anti-enzymatic preservatives that block the enzymatic processes such as Food preservatives are classified as:
  • Class I preservatives or the natural preservatives such as salt, sugar, vinegar, syrup, spices, honey and edible oil and
  • Class II preservatives or the chemical preservatives such as benzoates, sorbates, nitrites and nitrates of sodium or potassium, sulfites, glutamates, glycerides and the like.

The food standards regulations require that not more than one class II preservative to be used on one particular food item.ripening occurring in foodstuffs even after harvest. E.g. Erythorbic acid and citric acid stop the action of enzyme phenolase that leads to a brown color on the exposed surface of cut fruits or potato.

Digestion and Food Preservatives


7 Food Additives And Preservatives To Avoid – Chefs for Seniors

The food standards regulations require that not more than one class II preservative to be used on one particular food item

Here’s a list of 7 Food Additives and Preservatives to Avoid.

  • TRANS FATS. Trans fat has been a popular nutrition buzzword for the past 15 years or so. …
  • BHA & BHT.

Aug 2, 2018

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