Carrageenan

Stabilizers and Thickeners, Binders, Texturizers

Potentially Harmful

Details

Definition
An additive used to thicken, emulsify and preserve foods and drinks. Often found in nut milk, meat products, and yogurt.
AKAs
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Health Impact
Linked to gastrointestinal disease and inflammation which can lead to heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

Sources

The Role of Carrageenan and Carboxymethylcellulose in the Development of Intestinal Inflammation
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5410598/
Carrageenan: New Studies Reinforce Link to Inflammation, Cancer, and Diabetes
https://www.cornucopia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/CarageenanReport-2016.pdf

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