This blog is part of Fight back fridays!

Well, my freaking beet kvass turned to blood! I went to try some yesterday evening, and i knew something wasn't right. The slight foam on the top had turned brown. When I poured a little into a glass and sipped, it tasted a lot like beets and blood. Well that was gross, so I poured it down the sink. Instead of the regular bright magenta of beet juices, it was maroon like blood! It had even thickened a little so it looked like blood as I poured it out.


I wanted to say a few words today on on preservatives.

They're nasty.

I hope you enjoyed my post!


One of the main issues I have with preservatives is that they slaughter intestinal flora. Most preservatives work by killing microbes so they can't get a foothold and spoil the food. A long time ago I bought some corn tortillas that had potassium sorbate in them. I left them in a cabinet for almost a year and they never spoiled.

Think about what happens as you eat something like that. As you digest it that potassium sorbate will slowly leak out as it moves through your digestive tract, slowly causing a probiotic genocide in your intestines.

Sodium Benzoate is another bad one. Sodium benzoate is found naturally in some foods such as cranberries, but it is more common as a food additive. It has been linked to hyperactivity in children, and can actually damage your mitochondria. Mitochondria are the cellular organelles that allow use to use oxygen and ATP to fuel our bodies.

ALWAYS read the labels on your food. This kinds of chemicals are everywhere, and just as prevalent as other bad guys like MSG.

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  1. Anonymous14:27

    Hey, thanks for sharing yet ANOTHER great reason to avoid preservatives!

    And, thanks too, for sharing this in today's Fight Back Fridays carnival.

    (AKA FoodRenegade)

  2. Thanks for this information. I am always fighting with my hubby about letting the kids share foods at snack. He thinks i am to strict about this. I will let him read this.

  3. Zeke, I'm glad I'm not the only one with kitchen "issues" some days! :)