Is Citric Acid Harmful?

Is Citric Acid Harmful?
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A hoax hoodwinks European consumers.

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What about the preservative citric acid? Bad for you, harmless, or good for you? In Europe, it’s been described as the most dangerous carcinogen of all. But, that was a total hoax. Citric acid is harmless; in fact, citrus fruits are up to about 10% citric acid by weight.

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by veganmontreal.

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What about the preservative citric acid? Bad for you, harmless, or good for you? In Europe, it’s been described as the most dangerous carcinogen of all. But, that was a total hoax. Citric acid is harmless; in fact, citrus fruits are up to about 10% citric acid by weight.

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by veganmontreal.

If you haven’t yet, you can subscribe to my videos for free by clicking here.

Image thanks to Al-Salauddin International

Doctor's Note

Check out these videos for more on citrus fruits:
Keeping Your Hands Warm With Citrus
Reducing Muscle Fatigue With Citrus
Orange Aromatherapy for Anxiety

And check out my other “HHH” videos (Harmful, Harmless, or Helpful?) – listed below the post. 

For more context, see my associated blog post: Soy milk: shake it up!

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