I eat dried fruits (prunes, raisins, apricots and now apples) daily. Please tell me your thoughts about what may be the cumulative effects on an aging body of sulphur dioxide preservatives used in processing fruits for drying.
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35 years ago studies started implicating sulphur dioxide preservatives in the exacerbation of asthma. This so-called “sulfite-sensitivity” seems to affect only about 1 in 2000 people, but if you have asthma I would recommend avoiding it whenever possible. For more on preservatives, please check out my videos:
- Is Sodium Benzoate Harmful?
- Is Potassium Sorbate Bad For You?
- Is Citric Acid Harmful?
- Diet & Hyperactivity
And for more on asthma:
- Preventing Childhood Allergies
- Preventing Allergies in Adulthood
- Inflammatory Remarks About Arachidonic Acid
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