What is it?

A highly processed preservative, flavour enhancer and thickener made from corn, rice, potato, or wheat starch. It can be found in an alarming amount of food products as well as body lotions and hair products.

Health Concerns

  • Causes an immediate spike in blood glucose levels and should be eliminated from the diets of anyone with insulin resistance or diabetes (see a list of signs below)
  • Promotes weight gain and should be avoided by anyone trying to lose weight.
  • Has been shown to supress the growth of healthy gut bacteria, leading to an increase in E coli growth, while promoting the survival of salmonella within the intestinal tract. This leads to chronic inflammation and autoimmune diseases.
  • May cause allergic reactions or intolerances. (skin irritation, asthma, bloating, gas, and cramping)

Common foods that contain Maltodextrin

  • Baked goods
  • Yogurt
  • Sauces
  • Meal replacement shakes
  • Nutrition Bars
  • Pudding
  • Mr. Noodles
  • Potato chips
  • Frozen foods
  • Salad dressing
  • Sports drinks
  • Ketchup
  • Canned Fruit  

Signs of sudden blood sugar spike

  • Sudden headache
  • Increased thirst
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Blurred Vision
  • Fatigue

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