Carrageenan is a food additive used as a thickener and fat substitute in a variety of dairy and nondairy products. There are many concerns that this is leading to major damage in people's intestinal tract system by inflammation and causing leaks in the gut. This is found in healthy and no healthy products, so even though you think you are eating healthy you may still be eating it.
The safety of food additives is determined not by the FDA, but by the manufacturers of the chemicals themselves. The companies can say that the foods are "Generally recognized as safe" without having to get permission from the FDA. GRAS SHOULD be determined by doing extensive tests to evaluate the safety of the substance and should be done by professionasls, but that isn't happening.
Artificial colors can lead to an increase in inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperactivity among everyone . Color additives are used in foods to make it more colorful or more fun. Color additives are now apart of almost every single processed food that we eat. Unlike countries in the European Union, The US has not banned food dyes but has suggested that parents test it on their children to see how they react.
What effect do artificial sweeteners such as sucralose (Splenda), saccharin (Sweet & Low), aspartame (Nutrasweet) and acesulfame K (Sweet One) have on our gut bacteria? Sucralose is a major thing that helps contribute to obesityand diabetes, so it has a major effect on your stomach. It does not get absorbed by your small intestine so it Makes it's way down to your gut. In your gut, it kills off some of the beneficial bacteria that your body needs. This causes a major change in your body's microbiomes.