Why is gut-wrecking carrageenan in most organic foods? | Truthstream Media

Independent research has suggested that carrageenan is a dangerous food additive. It’s extracted from seaweed and reportedly causes inflammation of the gut — although it is widely used in our food supply today, independent studies have shown it has no place in our food, but especially not in organic/natural products. It is a cheap emulsifier, and although alternatives like guar gum and carob bean gum do not have any of the same risks and side effects, carrageenan has strong lobbies behind it.

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6 thoughts on “Why is gut-wrecking carrageenan in most organic foods? | Truthstream Media

  1. Jewels March 7, 2014 at 10:20 am Reply

    Never heard of this, I better check it out…

    • Pressing Refresh March 7, 2014 at 6:40 pm Reply

      I have seen it listed, it didn’t “sound” bad. Guess it’s time to research ingredients from now on. Saw it listed in organic coconut milk yesterday. 😦

  2. Peter Parkour March 7, 2014 at 10:42 am Reply

    It’s my understanding that the jury is still out, as studies are still being conducted. That being said, enough evidence has caused carrageenan to be removed from infant formula (in Europe). As for adults, it’s being recommended to avoid carrageenan only if you have intestinal/digestive issues. I tend to err on the side of caution and avoid it move often than not. In general I tend to stay away from processed foods and drink very little other than water.

    • Pressing Refresh March 7, 2014 at 6:44 pm Reply

      Thanks for the additional information, Peter. Much appreciated! Smart guy sticking to water. 🙂

  3. Peter Parkour March 7, 2014 at 10:48 am Reply

    Following in your footsteps I just posted a short video on the subject. 😉

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