Are you a bird nests soup lovers?
I used to till I heard from a health sharing by Dr Chen Jau Fei at her Live With Dr Chen.
Many people claim its benefits. However I would like to share the following and you decide if you would like to continue consuming.
Just a short introduction on how birds nests came about. Most birds nests are built during the breeding season by the male swiftlet over a period of 35 days. They take the shape of a shallow cup stuck to the cave wall. The nests are composed of interwoven strands of salivary laminae cement. Some scientific studies have shown that nitrite may naturally form in birds nests due to fermentation under certain temperature and humidity. Some studies also suggested that high level of nitrite in birds nest may due to environmental contamination e.g. from bird droppings which contain high level of nitrate.
Read here for toxicity for nitrites & nitrates.
Will you eat a piece of bread left on the table for at least 1 month (assuming it won't rot) which might have ants, cockroaches and insects crawling passed and dust settling on it? Thinking...
Many studies have shown that coffee and tea are good, however their caffeine can impair our repair function. Would you still drink it?
If a food has its side effects just like medication, would you like to take the risk?
Do you know cured meats and hotdogs are high in nitrites too?
Some people find me too health conscious and telling me eat in moderation. Every little (chemicals or saving money) can adds to plenty in day, weeks, months. If we can advocate to our children that little savings can grow to plenty, so does the chemicals accumulated in our body, isnt it?
Diseases do not come over night. It comes with accumulation of unhealthy diet and lifestyle. Are you aware that almost every single food we eat daily are fortified with synthetic chemicals and a tiny amount from each food will add up to a chunk in a day thus lead to premature onset of diseases and cancers.
Colon cancer is 1 of the top 3 cancer rate in Singapore and it takes 10 to 20 years to be diagnosed.
I will avoid as much chemicals foods if possible especially for my children.
To understand how we have a healthy living lifestyle, find out here.
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