Your Baked Goods May Contain Emulsifiers

What the !%@^ are you eating?!?

Emulsifiers

What are they?

Additives in processed foods used to prolong shelf life and maintain texture.

What’s the problem?

Animal studies show they alter and thin the mucus lining in the intestines which may cause inflammation, increasing risks of:

  • diabetes
  • heart disease
  • tumor growth
  • colorectal cancer

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Where are they banned?

They’re banned as food additives in the EU, India, Nepal, Canada, Brazil and Japan. FDA limits the use of emulsifiers, but they are not banned.

What to look out for?

Emulsifiers are found in many baked goods, dairy products, salad dressing, sauces, spreads, meats, and even in chewing gum.

What to do?

Make sure to read the labels!

Related: WTF is BPA?

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