It has been brought to my attention that there is a certain food additive in foods
that can cause cancer called "Carrageenan"
Carrageenan is a product derived from certain types of red algae, a seaweed found throughout the coasts of North America and Europe. The product is most often used as a thickening agent in place of animal-based products like gelatin, which is extracted from animal bones. It is a common ingredient in many foods and gel-like products, and even has applications in biochemistry. Carrageenan is nearly identical to agar, another substance derived from several different species of red algae.
Several studies in the early 2000s suggested that a certain type of carrageenan — degradedcarrageenan, which has been hydrolyed, or broken down by acid — could cause gastrointestinal problems, including cancers. The degraded type is not typically used in food. In fact, only the undegraded variety has been deemed safe for human consumption by the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) and approved for use in foods by the Food and Drug Administration in the US.
I didn't realize that a a lot of the " Healthy" food my kids were eating had "Carrageenan" listed.
I have compiled a list below of the foods that contain this horrible additive! I will not be buying anything with that from now on! Also READ HERE for more great info! If you find a product that contains Carrageenan please writer a comment below with the product so I can list it.
Below is a list of items that contain Carrageenan
Pediasure Sidekick drinks