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Need Help Finding Inexpensive Food without Sorbic Acid or Benzoic Acid

Discussion in 'Addressing Biotoxin, Chemical & Food Sensitivities' started by Mya Symons, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Mya Symons

    Mya Symons Mya Symons

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    I accidentally found out that I cannot tolerate any preservatives made from Sorbic Acid or Benzoin Gum (Potassium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate etc.) I have been slowly but surely making my own hair products and soap trying to figure out what I can tolerate. Through process of elimination, I have found that it is several preservatives that I am having problems with, even in very low amounts. They make my skin red and inflamed and sometimes I will break out in sores. So far the only one that doesn't bother me are the Parabens which cause cancer. I don't want to mess with them.

    It seems that every food out there has one of these preservatives in them. I am having a very hard time finding food that is o.k. Whole Foods is more expensive then I can afford. Does anybody have any idea of somewhere in the United States that is not so expensive that might have more preservative free foods for a decent price? If you do I would really appreciate it. Please and thank you.
     
  2. SickOfSickness

    SickOfSickness Senior Member

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    Oatmeal is very cheap
    Quinoa
    Canned or frozen veggies
    Fresh fruits & veggies
    Meats (certain brands don't have preservatives)
    Canned chicken & tuna
    Bakery-made bread (ask if they add preservatives but most don't, you're expected to eat it faster) or homemade bread
    Different kinds of beans
    Nuts
    Seeds like sunflower or pumpkin or chia
    Brown rice

    Though I think too many cans have BPA and even the ones without may have something else.
     

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