Cottonseed Oil

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Published on: December 18, 2014
  • Is used in the shortening of food.
  • Is use as an insecticide.
  • It provides flavor.
  • It is used to extend a food’s shelf life.

Sodium Cyclamate

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Published on: November 12, 2014
  • Also known simply as cyclamate.
  • Used as an artificial sweetener.
  • It is 30 to 50 times sweeter than natural sugar.
  • A study in 1969 showed cyclamate to be a cause of bladder cancer.

Sucrose

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Published on: November 12, 2014
  • Also known as table sugar.
  • Known to be a factor in tooth decay and obesity.
  • Excessive consumption has the potential to cause gout.

Lactose

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Published on: November 12, 2014
  • It is a natural disaccharide sugar that is found in milk.

Glucose

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Published on: November 12, 2014
  • Also known as dextrose.
  • Is an important simple sugar used in metabolism.
  • Used in  hypoglycemia management.

Dextrose

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Published on: November 12, 2014
  • Also known as glucose.
  • Is an important simple sugar used in metabolism.
  • Used in  hypoglycemia management.

Azodicarbonamide

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Published on: June 17, 2013
  • Used as a food additive.
  • Used in flour bleaching.
  • It is yellow/orange in color.
  • Used in the production of plastics.
  • It was deemed not safe for use in Australia and Europe.

Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT)

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Published on: June 17, 2013
  • Used as a food preservative.
  • Used as a fuel additive.
  • Known for its antioxidant properties.
  • Known reduces free radicals.
  • There is controversy to whether it increases or decreases the risk of cancer.
  • It exhibits anti-viral properties, especially against herpes.

Olestra

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Published on: June 2, 2013
  • Used as fat substitute in fat-free foods.
  • In 1996 the FDA mandated that all products with Olestra must depict a warning label.
  • In 2003 the FDA removes requirement for a Olestra warning label.
  • Side effects of ingesting Olestra include: abdominal cramping, loose stools and steatorrhea.
  • It inhibits the absorption of vitamins and other nutrients.

Sorbitol

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Published on: May 23, 2013
  • Used as a sugar replacement.
  • Used as a humectant in cookies.
  • Used as a laxative.
  • Used to rid the body of excess potassium when combined with kayexalte.
  • Used in cosmetics as a humectant and thickener.
  • Used in mouthwash, toothpaste, sugar free chewing gum, cough syrups, mints, diet foods
  • Used as a humectant in cigarettes.
  • Aggravates the condition of those with irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Ingesting large amounts of sorbitol can lead to abdominal pain, flatulence, and mild to severe diarrhea.
  • Ingestion of 20 grams (0.7 oz) per day as sugar-free gum has led to severe diarrhea leading to unintended weight loss of 11 kilograms (24 lb) in eight months, in a woman originally weighing 52 kilograms (110 lb); another patient required hospitalization after habitually consuming 30 grams (1 oz) per day.
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