At times this feeling comes over me that I am living in some sort of fantasy world. I have a vision that the Food and Drug Administration or some such alphabet agency is supposed to looking out for the wellbeing of the population it serves. However, I am quickly getting the impression that it is out to lunch.
For those getting out of prison, it is well worth the effort to come up to speed on what you are eating now that you have choices. There is always the possibility that you can unravel some of the damage that has been done as a result of the food you have eaten while incarcerated. However, to blandly pick food off of the shelves because of the visual appeal will not serve you or those charges you have in your care.
The link to the listed article might just provide an incentive that you need to become involved in a critical decision making process of what you eat. “…Consumers should stop buying and eating all processed meat products for the rest of their lives. Processed meats include bacon, sausage, hot dogs, sandwich meat, packaged ham, pepperoni, salami and virtually all red meat used in frozen prepared meals. They are usually manufactured with a carcinogenic ingredient known as sodium nitrite. This is used as a color fixer by meat companies to turn packaged meats a bright red color so they look fresh. Unfortunately, sodium nitrite also results in the formation of cancer-causing nitrosamines in the human body. And this leads to a sharp increase in cancer risk for those who eat them. A 2005 University of Hawaii study found that processed meats increase the risk of pancreatic cancer by 67 percent….”