Diamond B.

Since the beginning of time, the basic needs to keep a human alive was water and of course food. Without food humans would starve. As of today it seems to be ironic how an essential key to human life ultimately harms us. If artificial food preservatives were not invented people around the world would be in a more healthy state physically and psychologically. Preservatives in foods are designed to prevent spoilage and bacteria growth but they aren’t beneficial to your health. Benzoates, Butylates, BHA and caramel are some of a few harmful preservatives we consume every day that could kill us. 

Benzoates triggers allergies, asthma and skin rashes. It is found in tea and coffee. Butylates is another food preservative that causes high blood pressure. This is found in butter. It’s crazy how we consume these things every day and we aren’t aware how harmful they actually are to us. One may not notice these chemicals in these ordinary food items but there is one that is extremely harmful. Its name is caramel. Caramel causes vitamin B deficiencies and even cancer. 

Artificial preservatives cause behavioral changes. Studies show the consumption of food preservatives led to significant increase in hyperactive behavior. The preservatives can also transform into carcinogens which cause cancers. To reduce preservative consumption you can pay attention to the labels on your food, eating fresh food and whole grains. It is important that we take care of our bodies so we can live healthier lives.