Sodium nitrite used as a food additives in meat is toxic. When you eat it, nitrosamines are formed. These dangerous compounds are highly carcinogenic. During lab studies, researchers inject these compounds into lab mice when they want to give them cancer. Clearly, this is not something we should be consuming. Although you may be consuming less fat by eating turkey products instead of red meat, you are not necessarily reducing your cancer risk. In fact; cancer risk is thought to be higher in meat than other foods, not simply because of the higher saturated fat content, but because of the sodium nitrite content.
In a small study, nearly all of the 19 brand-name canned foods tested by Consumer Reports contained Bisphenol A—a chemical that’s been linked to breast cancer, diabetes, and heart disease—including some labeled “BPA-free.” “Even small amounts could be potentially harmful,” says Urvashi Rangan, PhD, Director of Technical Policy for Consumers Union, part of the study team. “The FDA safety limit is more than 20 years old and doesn’t take into account all of these low-dose studies.”
The Department of Health and Human Services says BHA is “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen," yet the FDA allows it to be used anyway. BHT is considered less dangerous, but in animal research, it too has resulted in cancer. Oddly, the chemicals aren’t even always necessary; in most cases they can be replaced with vitamin E.

To reduce your exposure, choose alternatives to canned foods, such as vegetables and soups in plastic bags or pouches, try to eat fresh whenever possible, and microwave food in glass containers.
Avoid all Food Additives and all toxins as much as possible. According to a recent study in the journal of Toxicological Sciences, the combination of aspartame, monosodium glutamate (MSG), and the artificial colorings quinoline yellow and brilliant blue causes nerve cell damage. This combination of food additives is what is typically found in your blood after a snack and a drink!

Author's Bio: 

Dr. George Grant, Ph.D., I.M.D. Specialist in Integrative Medicine