I found this awesome infographic on visual.ly, just in time for the 4th of July! Remember processed meats (hot dogs, bacon) are usually high in Nitrates , and these nitrates have also been linked to cancer among other health risks, avoid these whenever possible. If you do eat processed meats preserved with nitrates, eat something high in Vitamin C at the same time to help counteract the nitrates. Fresh fruits or veggies are best. Uncured varieties of processed meats are becoming readily available, Hormel even has a nitrate free line (Natural Choice). So when you do your shopping this week, be mindful of what is in your food & read the labels!! I don’t expect you to pass up your favorite holiday foods, just make healthier choices!
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