15 Scary Ingredients You Don’t Know You Ate

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Most foods (especially processed ones) contain a series of ingredients that many people can’t even pronounce, much less understand what they are. Read on for 9 scary ingredients you should be looking out for.

1. Olestra

Olestra is a fat substitute commonly found in snack products such as Pringles and Frito Lay chips. For years these products were required to carry a label warning consumers of the potential digestive problems they could experience, but in the early 2000s the FDA removed the label requirement. In addition to bowel issues, olestra could also hinder your body’s ability to absorb nutrients such as lycopene.

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