6. Sodium Nitrate

Sodium Nitrate

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Sodium nitrate is used to keep preserved meats looking pink and delicious.

Unfortunately, itโ€™s been linked to a higher risk of cancer.

Check your ham, bacon,beefand sausage products to make sure they donโ€™t contain nitrates, which arenโ€™t really necessary, now that we have freezing and refrigeration.

Food Colorings: Blue 2, Red 3, and Green 3