Nutritious Halloween recipes with Chelsey Mac

Halloween is a fun time of year where we get to carve pumpkins and decorate with beautiful colours. Chelsey and I want to show you all how easy it is to remove the preservatives from your life and how to make home made pumpkin pure that will change your life.

Pumpkins are a winter squash that are high in antioxidants making them a super healthy food that is healing. The contain a great amount of Omega 3’s that are essential to health and very little fat.
Getting pumpkin into your diet will also raise your ability to remove toxins from your body as these are a great source of dietary fibre.

Check out Worlds healthiest Foods . com and Nutrition Facts . org for more details.

A special thanks to Ashley Hansen for taking wonderful photos of our cooking adventure and check her portfolio out on Instagram @Ashleyhansen she is so talented and if you don’t book now you will be waiting a while!

A huge thanks to Chelsey Mac for coming on this episode and making me laugh so much. Such an amazing person that I am so grateful to call a best friend. xx

Worst preservatives known:
Preservatives Uses Associated Health Effects

Benzoic Acid (E210) Used in drinks, meats, low-sugar foods and cereals. May temporarily inhibit digestive enzyme function and deplete glycine levels. Can cause life-threatening respiratory issues in those that suffer from asthma or allergies.

Butylated hydroxyl-anisole (E320), BHA, BHT Used in high-fat foods such as oils, butter, meats, cereals, chewing gum, beer, snacks, and baked goods, to prevent them from going rancid. Associated with hormone disruption and development of tumours after long term use. BHT specifically has been linked with genetic mutations. BHAV/ BHT may be carcinogenic to humans.

Calcium Benzoate (E213) Preservative in drinks, meats, low-sugar foods and cereals. May inhibit enzyme function and deplete glycine levels. Can cause life-threatening respiratory issues in those that suffer from asthma or allergies.

Calcium sulphite (E226) Preservative in many different foods, such as burgers, biscuits, frozen foods, horseradish, etc. Also may be used in supermarkets to make old produce look fresher. Can cause flushing, bronchial issues, low blood pressure, tingling, and anaphylactic shock. Should be avoided by those who suffer from bronchial asthma, cardiovascular problems, or emphysema.

Potassium nitrate (E249) Preservative in meats. May lower oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood, may form carcinogens in the body, and can be destructive to the adrenal glands.
Sodium benzoate (E211) Preservative found in carbonated drinks, pickles, sauces and some medicines. May aggravate asthma and suspected to be a neurotoxin and carcinogen. Associated with fetal abnormalities. Worsens hyperactivity.

Sodium metabisulphite (E223) Used in wine, beer, soft drinks, vinegar, dried fruit, fruit drinks, potato products, condiments, processed fruits and vegetables, fish and shellfish, deli meats, and generally most processed foods.

May provoke life-threatening asthma.
Sodium Nitrate (E250) Used to alter the colour in smoked meats and fish. Can form highly carcinogenic substances in the body with stomach acid.

Sulphur dioxide (E220) Preservative in wine, carbonated drinks, fruit juices, dehydrated potatoes and some dried fruits. Associated with gastric irritation, nausea, diarrhea, asthma attacks, and skin rashes. May contribute to fetal abnormalities and DNA damage in animals.

Stay conscious friends, and questions please comment below. See you next Wednesday.