Often overlooked on food labels, carrageenan may cause inflammation that can lead to cancer, Alzheimer’s and heart disease.
So, you decided to replace animal-based dairy and protein with a plant-based source of protein. That sounds like a good idea, but have you looked at the label? When you do, you’ll probably find an ingredient called carrageenan. Extracted from edible red seaweed, carrageenan is added to many foods as a thickening agent.