Emulsifiers Likely To Impact Gut Bacteria, Enhance Anxiety

Emulsifiers Likely To Impact Gut Bacteria, Enhance Anxiety

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Emulsifiers are present in multiple food items to add richness to the texture and also to expand the shelf life. These are primarily found in most of the spreads and other food items like chocolate, bread, processed meat, margarine, and others. Though the impact of the same may seem to end with the texture and taste, various studies have proven the emulsifiers have the potential to bring about a visible behavioral and physical change.

The additives in the food items have always been content for discussion and the emulsifiers have been attracting the attention of the experts for long. In fact, due to the pervasive impact on health, these are under the spotlight of the researchers and experts.

In the series of researches in the past years, the scientists have come up with several outcomes. Previously, the studies have stated the emulsifiers have the potential to alter the mice’s microbiome. This leads to inflammation to a minor level along with intensifying the susceptibility to metabolic disorders and obesity. Another study has also proven that food additives are directly related to gut bacteria. This is not all, the study, when applied on the humans has depicted that the direct link can boost the inflammation of the intestine and invite troubled health. The recent study has added to the anxiety of the scientists as a group of researchers are trying to take the experiment to a next level by proving whether or not the connection impacts the mental stability of the people who are exposed to the food additives.

A group of scientists from Atlanta’s University of Georgia State is trying to find whether or not Polysorbate-80 or P80 and CMC or Carboxymethylcellulose, which are the two prime emulsifiers added in the food items drive the factors that may alter the mental well-being.