preservative that is found in many soft drinks and has the ability
to deactivate parts of DNA and eventually cause diseases such as
Parkinson’s and cirrhosis of the liver is sodium benzoate. Peter
Piper, a professor of molecular biology and biotechnology at
Sheffield University, after studying it for 8 years found that the
preservative seriously damages living cells. Sodium benzoate was
found to damage the mitochondria of the cells. These organelles are
your “power houses”. They give the cell (and you) energy.
Mitochondria consume oxygen for energy and if you damage these,
diseases will set in.