Food with nitrate

Recently, the Ministry of Health warned about the presence of food with mercury, a metal found in large doses in large species of fish, among which the bluefin tuna (know more about the tuna and mercury), swordfish and dogfish.

But also, within these foods whose consumption is no longer advisable in pregnant or lactating women or in children under 3 years, Health has alerted about the high content in nitrate of certain foods.

Particularly, non-recommended foods are very consumed in children, because they have always been converted into natural products widely used by mothers for the production of purées: chard and the spinach.

Food with nitrate

The nitrate It is a compound that we find naturally in the soil, but also due to the intensive use of fertilizers in the crop.

Both the vegetables and the vegetables absorb them, especially those with broad leaves, such as chard and the spinach.

Consequences of food consumption with nitrate

Although the consumption of food with nitrate tend to be less toxic than mercury, the truth is that its use is neither recommended nor recommended in pregnant women or children under 3 years.

In particular, excessive consumption of these foods can cause cyanosis (known as blue baby's disease), caused mainly by the lack of oxygen in the blood.

It is necessary to know that excessive intake can cause fainting, extreme fatigue and an acute cyanosis. This article is published for informational purposes only. You can not and should not replace the consultation with a Nutritionist. We advise you to consult your trusted Nutritionist.