Category Archives: Nitrates / Nitrites

Nitrates from Vegetables: Do They Lower Blood Pressure?

Processed red meat has been investigated for its high nitrate and nitrite concentrations (nitrate is the oxidised form of nitrite and both are added to various sorts of processed meats as preservatives). Nitrates and nitrites can be converted to nitrosamines … Continue reading

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Dietary Nitrate

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Dietary Nitrate Improves Vascular Function

Increasingly, deterioration in the nitric oxide levels of vascular tissue is being seen as a pivotal early change in the aetiology of cardiovascular disease. Reductions in nitric oxide levels decrease the ability of the blood vessels to relax in response … Continue reading

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Nitrates and Nitrites in Foods

Nitrates (NO2–) and nitrates NO3–) are commonly found in foods (nitrate is the oxidised form of nitrate). Increased intakes of nitrates and nitrites are associated with an increased risk of gastrointestinal cancers. In humans and other animals, dietary nitrates and … Continue reading

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Vitamin C Protects from Nitrosamines

Nitrosamines are a group of chemicals that can be ingested from food, or are formed from other chemicals in the gut. Nitrosamines are formed by the reaction of a secondary or tertiary amine with a nitrosating agent, which in foods … Continue reading

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Do Processed Meats Cause Insulin Resistance?

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Nitrosamine in Processed Meat May Cause Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance is now implicated in the development of a number of Western lifestyle diseases including type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. In addition, deleterious changes to the brain, that can result in dementia may also be caused by … Continue reading

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Dietary Nitrates and Cardiovascular Disease

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Calcium and Vitamin E: The Cured Meat Connection

The association between meat and colorectal cancer is controversial. This controversy stems in large part from studies that show that different types of meat may have very different effects on the risk of carcinogenesis. In particular, the association between meat … Continue reading

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Protect Yourself From Processed Meats

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