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The Harmful Effects of Preservatives

Latest studies have shown that food can be a contributing factor on how our children behaves. If that is the case, preservatives do have negative side effects on the mind and body.

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Is your child restless or inattentive in class? Does he/she have trouble completing their work assigned to them? Most parents think that sugar plays a big part of how your child acts, but it is not entirely the case. Here is how preservatives can affect you, Mind and Body. 


  • Hyperactivity

Studies show that children who were exposed to benzoate preservatives, caused ADHD. A decrease was shown when children stopped taking benzoate. Benzoate is found in items such as sodas, pickles and fruit juice.  

  • Forgetfulness
  • Lack of organisation
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Antisocial behaviour
  • Interrupting others


  • Breathing Difficulties - Asthma 
  • Reduced Heart Health
Preservatives such as sodium nitrates can cause blood vessels to narrow and become stiffer. It also affects the way the body processes sugar.
  • Risk of Cancer

Propyl Gallate, may cause tumours in the brain, thyroid and pancreas. Nitrosames is another preservative that can lead to cancer as they interact with stomach acids. These are found in cured meat, beer and non-fat dried milk.

How can we, and our children be prevented from all these side effects? We know it may be a difficult task to cut all of the preservatives out, but you can lower your intake.

Start by eating whole foods. Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean meat. If you are gonna buy canned goods, try getting the organic option. They have little to no preservatives whatsoever. Read the labels of the food that you purchase. Avoid buying items with artificial colouring, chemical preservatives, artificial sweeteners, added sugar and salt. 

Here at Cuppacakes, we know the harmful effects of what preservatives can do to your body, we do not add any preservatives, chemicals and stabilisers to our cupcakes. Only premium ingredients such as French butter and American vanilla paste are used. We also add lesser sugar as compared to other bakeries. We guarantee you that our cupcakes are still as tasty as ever. Visit the link to try it out yourself! http://store.cuppacakes.com.sg/

P.S. We also provide eggless cupcakes.  



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