Potentially Harmful


Maltodextrin is a sweetener made from corn, rice, potato starch, or wheat.
Health Impact
Highly processed ingredient that has a high glycemic index (spikes blood sugar easily). Excessive added sugar intake is associated with adverse health conditions, including obesity, metabolic syndrome, and inflammatory diseases. Excessive sugar consumption may trigger neuroadaptations in the brain that decouple eating behavior from caloric needs and leads to compulsive overeating. The American Heart Association suggests an added-sugar limit of no more than 24 grams of sugar for most women and no more than 36 grams of sugar for most men each day.

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