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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

These Common Foods Have One Ingredient That Can Be Dangerous -- But the FDA Approves It!

A good healthy diet is important to every one's health, but particularly important for those with health problems such as diabetes. Diabetics must be careful about foods that contain high levels of sugar and other ingredients that could be dangerous to diabetics. Well, here is another ingredients to avoid. Studies have shown it is harmful, and it is found in these common foods.


Carrageenans are extracted from red edible seaweeds. They are natural and widely used in the food industry as thickening and stabilizing additives. It can be found in these common foods:

* Infant formula
* Ice cream
* Cream and Butter
* Soy, almond, and rice milk
* Cottage cheese
* Sour cream
* Yogurt
* Coffee creamers
* Vegan cheese alternatives
* Egg nog
* Protein supplements
* Aloe vera gel
* Deli meats
* Juices
* Puddings
* Packaged pizzas
* Chocolate bars

So, what's the big deal?

Carrageenans could be causing inflammation, gut irritation, and even cancer, according to an article recently published in Prevention magazine. Researcher Joanne Tobacman, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine at the University of Illinois School of Medicine at Chicago, explains, "Carrageenan predictably causes inflammation, which can lead to ulcerations and bleeding." It has also been linked to colon cancer.

How to protect yourself

Read the labels. Even if you are buying food that is labeled natural or organic, read the labels. Carrageenan must legally appear on a food label, so scan the label to see if it is in the food you are about to buy.

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