So, I know I said I would be posting my green tea cooler recipe on this fine Tuesday, but I’ll be traveling all day today and probably won’t have time! However, I love you all so much and didn’t want to keep you hanging. So, I’m giving you a quick toxic foodie tip while I wait to board my plane!
Here it is lovely people!
I know you have probably heard about the nitrate, nitrite, and nitrosamines carcinogenic scare with cured meats, more specifically with hot dogs. Now, this is true, they are toxic. Nitrates are not toxic but are converted into nitrites, which are toxic, by intestinal bacteria. In addition, nitrites can also be further converted to nitrosamines which are even more toxic and carcinogenic (more on this later!).
There is a lot of talk about hot dogs and their nitrates and nitrites… but I bet you didn’t know about these statistics… take a look!!!
Human Exposure to nitrite/nitrate:
80% from vegetables (spinach, beets, radishes, celery, and cabbages)
10-15% from the one and only … water (tap)
and about 5% or less from cured meats
Have a happy Tuesday!!!