Additives articleTo understand why processed foods are bad for us, some of the strongest clues may be here. Emulsifiers are essentially filler material to ensure consistent texture with extended shelf life. But the downside is that they may very well disrupt your digestion by creating a bacterial environment that irritates your gut mucosal lining, triggering inflammation and weight gain.

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