Stabilizers and Thickeners, Binders, Texturizers

Potentially Harmful
An additive used to thicken, emulsify and preserve foods and drinks. Often found in nut milk, meat products, and yogurt.
Health Impact
Linked to gastrointestinal disease and inflammation which can cause heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Because of it's molecular structure, it is not significantly absorbed or metabolized by our bodies.
The Role of Carrageenan and Carboxymethylcellulose in the Development of Intestinal Inflammation
Carrageenan: New Studies Reinforce Link to Inflammation, Cancer, and Diabetes
Food additive carrageenan: Part II: A critical review of carrageenan in vivo safety studies
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