Preservatives BHT, BHA, and TBHQ
Studies show that BHT has a negative effect on Ca²⁺ATPase in the brain, skeletal muscles, testes, and mast cells; BHA has a negative effect on Ca²⁺ATPase in the brain and skeletal muscle; and TBHQ related compounds have a negative effect on Ca²⁺ATPase in the brain, arteries, uterus, motor neurons, platelets, testis, and mast cells.
Always check the ingredient list of foods for BHA and BHT.
Be sure to check on cereals, popcorn, snacks and frozen foods. Look for products with natural preservatives such as Vitamin E.
Check Food Labels for the Preservative TBHQ
Often found in chocolate candy snack bars and oils used for cooking. Save commercial candy for once a year at Halloween! There are a ton of great options without TBHQ.