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The Truth Behind Pink Ham

Have you ever noticed that any adverts that advertise ham, is usually showing a loving family smiling to each other in a beautiful countryside and perhaps eating pink ham? Pink....why ham is always pink?

Finally I researched the answer since I have been curious for some time to get an answer. Is pink the natural colour of ham? Why some ham are pinkier than others?

why is ham is always pink

 

This video shows the dark side of the ham industry. Next time you fancy ham, you may want to remember this video.  The colour pink of the ham is caused by sodium nitrate, extremely dangerous for your health if ingested in big quantities.

Sodium nitrate, a preservative that's used in some processed meats, such as bacon, jerky and luncheon meats, could increase your heart disease risk. It's thought that sodium nitrate may damage your blood vessels, making your arteries more likely to harden and narrow, leading to heart disease.

Here the video that I think you will find interesting entitled "The Meat Lobby: How Meat Industry Hides the Truth l ENDEVR Documentary" [VIDEO]

Excessive intake of sodium nitrite has been linked to diseases such as non-Hodgkin lymphoma, leukemia and esophageal, pancreatic, bladder and thyroid cancer, according to Healthy Child, Healthy World. Although sodium nitrite is largely unavoidable in the environment, exposure can be minimized to prevent harmful levels.

Eating too much red meat is dangerous to human health, perhaps eating less red meat and choosing organic can decrease the health risks. Still, what ham industries do is inconceivable and soon or later someone will have to do something about it.

Whatever is your point of view, you may agree that our DNA needs to be protected, so next time you shop for ham check the ingredients ad if there is nitrate or sodium nitrate or e250 (which is the same thing) you know what to do.

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