Monday, December 8, 2014

How to Help Reduce the Toxicity of Nitrates

I cringe when I hear of schools serving hotdogs for lunch. And those packaged “lunches” you see in the grocery store containing processed cheese, crackers and luncheon meats? Well, don’t even get me started on those.
Most of us know that eating a lot of cured meats and hotdogs is not healthy because of how high these foods tend to be in fat, sodium and preservatives. But not many people realize how dangerous these foods really can be.
Many cured meats on supermarket shelves contain nitrates. Nitrates are chemical preservatives used in foods like bacon and lunch meats to preserve color and inhibit the growth of bacteria.
What exactly are nitrates?
Nitrates aren’t harmful all on their own, but in the human body, nitrates are converted to the carcinogen nitrite. High amounts of nitrate consumption is linked to liver, stomach and esophageal cancers. People who eat a lot of nitrates also seem to be at higher risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (Pregnant women and babies should avoid all chemical nitrates.)
There are many types of cured meats containing nitrates—particularly pink cured meats. (The color comes from nitrates.)
There are vegetables like spinach and carrots that contain nitrates, but it’s believed that these veggies have other compounds that can prevent their naturally occurring nitrates from becoming dangerous. (It is advised to avoid giving these vegetables to babies under six months old because they can be sensitive to nitrates.)
Many manufacturers are listening to consumers, offering nitrate-free versions of ham, bacon and cured meats so be sure to check your labels. There may be a nitrate-free version of your favorite meats in your local grocery store.
If you can’t find nitrate-free meats in your neck of the woods, limit the amount of these foods that you do eat. At the same time, try to take extra vitamin C while you’re eating nitrate-containing foods to inhibit the conversion of nitrates to toxic nitrites. Eat a small orange with your bacon to balance things a bit.
Besides an orange, leafy greens are another great way to get that vitamin C into you. Lucky for you, if you have a hard time sourcing a steady supply of fresh greens, you have to try our Premier Greens—the absolute best greens product EVER! Completely organic and GMO free, we’ve carefully dried and preserved pure juiced greens without any fillers or ingredients like alfalfa which are difficult on those of us with autoimmune disorders. This would be a great product to add to your diet if you can’t cut out all of the nitrates (which you still should try to be doing, by the way!).
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Organic Greens: Grasses, Chlorella, Blue Green Algae, Noni and Coriander for Daily Health
Premier Greens Mix is a formula of uncompromising quality with the very best of the greens and their synergists from all over the world. Greens Mix delivers over 70 known antioxidants and literally every biological vitamin and mineral in their food-grade forms. Additionally, it provides superior nutraceutical phytonutrients, some of which have been proven to be many times more protective than the well known vitamins C, E, and beta-carotene.
Why Use Greens?
Organically grown greens from grade 10 plants are one of the most potent healing foods on our planet. One special form of greens, the cereal grasses, have been used for centuries and are well known for their spectacular, health-rejuvenating properties.
Unbelievably, cereal grasses contain every known vitamin, mineral, amino acid, and enzyme necessary to sustain life. Grasses are a complete food. Grasses dissolve, then absorb minerals from rock and soil, converting the minerals into a form easy for humans to absorb. Because they contain a broad array of fully bio-available, naturally occurring minerals, especially calcium and magnesium, they help keep the body alkaline. This is a great antidote to America’s typical high-protein, high acid-ash diet. Alkalinizing the body helps protect against ravaging diseases that result when the body becomes too acidic.
Cereal grasses are also a rich source of chlorophyll, called the great detoxifier, which helps purify and build blood. Grasses also contain a large array of phytonutrients and antioxidants, with more vitamin C than oranges, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach and more betacarotene than carrots. No wonder grasses are many times more protective than the well known vitamins C and E.
The Finest Greens from South America

Premier Greens Mix is a living, naturally potent, organically grown blend of the finest, pristine grasses and greens from the best sources worldwide. Our spectacular, grade 10 (“beyond organic”) cereal grasses are from South America, grown in rich, luxuriantly healthy soil (with absolutely zero pesticides) in pure country air. We call it our “South American connection.” The South American farm crews carefully harvest and low-temperature, air-dry these whole grasses. Then they are shipped in specially made air tight containers. The greens are not fumigated, irradiated, solvent extracted, or heat damaged.
Although grasses grown in the U.S. can deliver beneficial nutrients, PRL's tests show their toxic levels are far too high (due to pesticide/chemical residues). Unfortunately, negative effects from a bioaccumulation of these residues is usually seen later on, but the consumer rarely links them to the toxicity of the product.
Two major reasons that U.S. grasses are a problem: 1) the water supplies contain high levels of pesticide residues and contaminants (even in organic farming) and 2) the top soils have sustained massive nutrient losses, even on organic farms, as well as being dosed with heavy pesticide residues from decades of chemicalized farming (residues which can remain long after a farm is converted to organic).
Quantum DNA Repair Agent

Because of the synergistic effect of its broad-spectrum of nutrients, grasses are premier functional foods and an excellent intracellular DNA repair agent. This is good news for all of us, since our bodies are now routinely exposed to agents all around us which can cause DNA damage, including pesticide residues in our foods, commercial cleaning agents, synthetic perfumes, chemotherapy, exposure to increased ionizing radiation while on airplane flights, clothes dry cleaning agents, out-gassing chemicals from carpet, paint, and fixtures, fumes from ink, printers, and xerox machines, etc. For those who already have extensive DNA disruption and damage (as in many chronic diseases), cereal grasses can prove to be powerful agents to help restore and rejuvenate damaged DNA.
Servings (1 tsp.) per container: approx. 110
Power Grass-Plus Blend™ (1.9g) - Barley Grass Concentrate (Hordeum leporinum), Oat Grass Concentrate (Avena sativa), Wheat Grass Concentrate (Hordeum lep.)
Power Greens Blend™ (110mg) - Chlorella (whole; broken cell wall),(c.pyrenoidosa), Noni (fruit,seed)(Morinda citrifolia), Blue Green Algae (whole)(Aphanizomenon flos-aquae), Coriander (leaf)(Coriandrum sat.)
Other Ingredients: None. Store in a cool, dry place. Violite™ Protected: Patent-pending dark violet-colored, #2 HDPE nontoxic plastic bottle engineered to block light between 450-720 nm, the range at which damage to nutrients occurs. Nitrogen flushed to protect freshness and prevent oxidation.
Recommended Use:
Adults or children (age 4 and up):

Capsules: Take 2 capsules, 3 times daily. More can be taken if desired. Greens Mix Powder: Add 1-3 tsp. to purified water or your favorite smoothie.
For more info on this product or any of the Premier research labs products
contact: Karen Johnson
with kj wellness solutions

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