Carregeenan is added in to processed foods as a thickener and emulsifier. It comes from red seaweed which initially would make you think, this is natural right? However, it has no nutritional value and is actually harmful to humans. Here is yet another additive to our food supply that is harmful yet allowed. Carrageenan should not be in foods.
Dr. Andrew Weil’s site reviews the studies done at University of Illinois by Dr. Joanne Tobacman. She has shown that carrageenan causes inflammatory changes in the human body which can lead to malignancies, stomach problems, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and impairments in insulin leading to diabetes.
Even “Natural” and “Organic” products can contain carrageenan so be sure to read labels. Here’s a shopping guide from the Cornicopia Institute to help you.
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