Are the nitrites in cured ham a health risk?

Nitrites are preservatives and antimicrobial agents; they also help maintain the product’s color and flavor. After more than 50 years of studies, the debate about possible adverse effects continues. Nitrates have been implicated as a cause of a variety of illnesses including pulmonary disorders and cancer. In view of the uncertainty about health risks, it’s probably a good idea to eat products with nitrites (including hot dogs and luncheon meats) in moderation and perhaps to avoid them altogether during pregnancy.
Source(s): “The Dangers of Nitrites”

Nitrites are said not to be healthy and this is a known fact. You should do everything to avoid such products, especially during pregnancy. By the way, do you know something about laser skin tightening? I need some advice on that if possible. Do you know someone who has already tried this medical procedure?


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