Could Common Food Additives Be Causing Serious Health Problems?

This is really depressing. We already eat too much and exercise too little which creates our weight problems. The last thing we need is something bad in what we think of as our healthy foods, too. The battle never ends.


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New research suggests they do.

By Katie Levans / EcoWatch March 4, 2015

Emulsifiers approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are commonly added to processed foods to improve texture, increase shelf life and prevent oils and fats from separating. You’ll see them listed on ingredient labels as polysorbate 80, lecithin, carrageenan, polyglycerols, xanthan and other gums in everything from bread and cookies to salad dressings, ice cream, non-dairy milks and more. Emulsifiers are also used to reduce or remove trans fats and gluten from low-fat, dairy-free and gluten-free items marketed as “health” foods and can appear in organic and non-GMO labeled foods as well.

Can Carrageenan in Some Soy Milk Cause Cancer?
As pervasive as they are in packaged foods,
could emulsifiers be causing health concerns?

A recent study concludes that dietary emulsifiers promote inflammatory diseases in mice by interfering with beneficial microbiota in the gut. According to researchers, dietary emulsifiers disrupt the mucus…

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