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Another reason to avoid processed food: Additives such as emulsifiers and thickeners could be compromising your gut health

Emulsifiers are often used to thicken foods and give them a more desirable texture. Although some are synthetic, many are natural and are added to food geared toward health-conscious shoppers. Many of these are considered “generally regarded as safe” by the FDA, but that does not mean there are no side effects associated with them. Unfortunately, many people find that these ingredients can seriously impact their digestion and gut health. Here’s a look at some of the most common thickeners you might encounter and how they can affect your health.  Read more...



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