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Processed Meats Declared Too Dangerous for Human Consumption | Dreamhealer Alternative Medicine

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" Its conclusion is rocking the health world with startling bluntness: Processed meats are too dangerous for human consumption. Consumers should stop buying and eating all processed meat products for the rest of their lives."

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Past Member (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 1:28 pm
How many times do people need to be informed of the unhealthy meat products they are consuming. Go Vegetarian. Save your health and save the planet.

Frans B (582)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 1:28 am
how is it then possible that every manufacturer is still using sodium nitrite in those products???....shouldn't somebody stand up against this, how do we go about eradicating the use of it in foodstuff? - surely there must be an alternative?.....we're sending unmanned missions to Mars but can not figure this out???...ridiculous....

thanks for the post Kevin, removing me even further away from meat products.......alarming

look what I found......*(alternatives)

Salt, Sugar and Saltpeter
An old-fashioned meat cure used in the late 1800's involved sugar, salt and saltpeter. This dry rub must be done in very cold temperatures. Salt provides the cure, sugar adds flavor and stops the salt from hardening the meat, preserving the texture and saltpeter enhances the red color. Use only non-iodized salt, such as kosher or canning salt and make sure the temperature doesn't fall below 38 degrees Fahrenheit, or the salt will not fully penetrate the meat.

Sodium Alginate and Calcium Lactate
This is a two-part system that uses sodium alginate, made from brown seaweed, and calcium lactate, a dairy product, to bind together meat products. Using this system is a cost-effective method that doesn't use salt or phosphates and can be used for all types of meats, including fish. This is an industrial process and not suitable for home chef, as it requires equipment and chemicals not readily available to the general public.

Celery Juice
Celery juice concentrate is a vegetable product, but has a significant amount of naturally occurring nitrate. Celery juice has very little pigment and a mild taste that does not detract from the meat's flavor. Furthermore, celery juice or celery salt may be listed as natural flavoring on meat product labels. Although there are still nitrates present, your body reacts differently to natural vs. synthetic nitrates. For example, celery salt also contains high levels of antioxidants, which help your body process the nitrates.

Sea Salt
A salt brine is made from water, sea salt and vinegar. Meat is cured in brine for at least 6 days, with no refrigeration needed. This is the oldest and least expensive way to cure meat, and doesn't require any specialized equipment. You can change the flavor of the brine by using different types of vinegar or various salts and by adding seasonings. Sea salts have distinct flavors depending on which body of water they are from - different mineral contents affect color and taste.

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