Let’s talk about preservatives. Preservatives are chemicals that are commonly added to food in order to extend shelf life and prevent spoilage. You read that right – chemicals. They’re notorious for their damaging effects on our health and can lead to many health concerns. Preservatives in spices are no exception.
Preservatives can cause a wide range of reactions when ingested, ranging from mild rashes, headaches and nausea to more serious health conditions, such as asthma, hyperactivity, and even kidney damage. Ingesting preservatives can also affect our metabolism, as they can alter the levels of essential enzymes. These higher levels of enzymes may deplete important vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids that are required for our body to function properly. We can’t speak for the rest of the world but here at The Spice Project, we prefer to keep our bodies functioning, thank you very much.
Preservatives can also cause inflammation in the gut and interfere with the absorption we need. This, in turn, can lead to a variety of issues, such as allergies and food sensitivities. Some preservatives, such as sodium benzoate, have been linked to digestive problems, including stomach pain and bloating. So, the next time you have to run to the restroom after dinner, consider the possibility that it might not be the food itself that disagreed with you – it could be the seasoning (unless, of course, your seasoning is from The Spice Project)!
Now let’s talk about flavor. The use of preservatives in spices can also impact the quality and flavor of the product, which is why many people prefer to use natural spices in their cooking, rather than those that have been treated with chemical additives. There’s that word again… chemical. Do your body a favor. Go to your spice cabinet, look at the ingredients in all your bottles of seasonings, and throw out any that contain ingredients you don’t immediately recognize. Then, when you see your cupboard is almost empty, restock it with all natural, preservative free, hand mixed seasonings from The Spice Project. We created our products with you (and us!) in mind. We’ll never sell anything we wouldn’t want to put in our own bodies.
Season your next meal with The Spice Project blends and leave the preservatives in the trash… where they belong.