Is the ADDITIVES/PRESERVATIVES in your food making you sick?

As a mother and devoted wife and a former student of medicine I put a great deal of effort in what I prepare at home for lunch and dinner. I always cook for both meals and at times also for breakfast. Nutrition is at the very core of your health. You truly are what you eat, so if you don't feel well you should consider the way you fill your tummy with. 

Takeaways seems to be a quick answer for an appetising meal, and even nutritious but are they really quick and full of vitamins? What's in a takeaway?

1) Why are you not allowed to eat food from a takeaway the next day? If it's completely fresh - as they say - you would be able to and without consequences [many each year end up in hospital for food poisoning after eating their takeaways a couple of days after purchase]

2) What kind of flavour enhancers - a.k.a additives - are there in a takeaway? All takeaways shops need to be fast in processing orders, they cannot I REPEAT they cannot cook fresh from scratch, so they rely on companies to provide half-prepared food and because it needs to have a long shelf life it's often full of additives and preservatives. In few words its full of CHEMICALS. HERE THE LIST.

Chemicals are prepared in a lab to serve the purpose but not always care for your guts or digestive tract. Just BECAUSE these additives, preservatives and chemicals of various type are allowed it does NOT mean that they are SAFE. Always get info on something you are not sure about. I certainly do, not only at home but also for what i stock up on in the Familydeli online shop.

3) COLOURANTS - oh yes! and many of them. You can find them in any sort of foods and in many cultures. Again they are chemicals with the unique purpose to colour your food without any second thought about your health.

Red, yellow and green colourants can and do harm your health quite substantially if eaten regularly. We are so careful to give to our children proper food that look after their health so we should consider wisely our habits too.

When I am pushed for time I prefer to have a real easy quick meal that pleases the entire family. Organic eggs organic salad with a nice chunk of rustic bread and organic mayo or maybe vegan cheese with a mixed salad and crackers or fish. Easy. Stress-free and most of all super quick. And HEALTHY. I don't need to wait for anyone to bring my own meal at home.

4) FATS

Takeaways are known to be full of fats [ the kind that are very harmful for your arteries and health in general ] so eating them regularly, even only once a week can truly shorten your life span of years... in my own world it's not worth it!

If you are often pushed for time, consider to cook once every two weeks a big batch of tomato sauce and veggies, then blend it all and put away in the freezer once chilled. That will serve as basis once at home after work and tired. You can add curry powder or meat or even fish. Creativity will come in time. And on the weekend, you decide what you best fancy or maybe your best half can cook.

A little bit of beforehand thought & organization can truly go along way and save your health in the long run.

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