New dangers of food additives?

We all know foods have additives to them, whether it be for flavor, preservation, or processing. Have you ever wondered what those additives may do to your body?

Sure lots of things other than food have been said to lead to cancer or other medical conditions, but have you ever stopped and wondered about the food we put in our bodies?

A new study was released Wednesday that show a direct link between Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The additives to blame they say are found in ice creams, margarine, packaged breads, and other processed foods. It may also be to blamed for  some weight problems.

The study mainly focused on emulsifiers which extend the shelf life of products but can also improve texture. These emulsifiers where tested on mice and was found to change the composition of the bacteria in their gut. These emulsifiers also increase your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and stroke. The mice also had an increase in abdominal fat, and tended to weight more than normal.

I guess what we can learn from this is to start reading the labels a little more, and maybe eat processed food a little less. I know for one I eat a lot of the products named in the study and have had some stomach problems. Maybe there is more investigation that need to be done here.


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