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Food preservatives and chemicals

klausgilrick | Nov 12, 201108:28 PM

I'm a young cook and have been cooking for my husband and I for 3 years now. I enjoy it and see the advantages of home cooking in terms of saving money, healthy well being and food quality. I've started to make most of our food from scratch ( marinara, dressing, baked goods, etc) and am amazed by the benefits. As i step away from buying spaghetti sauce or bags of cookies, I also applaud myself on our decreased consumption of the sodium, HFCS, preservatives and chemicals found in processed items. But if someone asked me why I don't consume items with chemicals and preservatives, I wouldn't have an answer other than "Cause I know it's not natural and thus bad for me".

I'm looking for some concrete details and facts. I'm starting my own internet exploration but any knowledge you could share would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

P.S. My first post! Woohoo!

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