CARRAGEENAN UNDER FIRE
Should clients avoid this popular food additive to protect gastrointestinal health?
Carrageenan may be the most controversial food additive that many people have never heard of. Although it has been used for decades as a thickening agent in a wide variety of foods, a growing body of evidence is raising questions about its safety. Those who seek its removal from the food supply point to studies that have linked carrageenan to digestive diseases, inflammation, and even cancer.
To date, the FDA