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YIKES: 10 Common Foods And Products That Share an Ingredient With Antifreeze

News recently broke out that the whiskey called Fireball contains propylene glycol, which is a compound used in antifreeze, although the Food and Drug Administration does consider propylene glycol ‘safe’ when consumed at low levels. Either way, I am sure you will be surprised to know that a lot more than whiskey contain this compound.

10 Common Foods and Drinks Hiding the Antifreeze Compound

1. Animal Food – It works as a preservative in animal food.


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10 Common Foods and Drinks Hiding the Antifreeze Compound

2. Skin Care Products – Propylene Glycol helps keep skin care products clean.

10 Common Foods and Drinks Hiding the Antifreeze Compound

3. Propylene Glycol stops ice cream from forming crystals and keeping it creamy. 

10 Common Foods and Drinks Hiding the Antifreeze Compound

4. Artificial Sweeteners – Propylene Glycol also helps preserve moisture so the sweetener doesn’t clump together. 

10 Common Foods and Drinks Hiding the Antifreeze Compound

5. Soft Drinks – It also keeps fatty acids distributed throughout the drink to make sure the taste is consistent. 

10 Common Foods and Drinks Hiding the Antifreeze Compound

6. Frosting – Propylene Glycol helps foods that are blended to keep their consistency. 

10 Common Foods and Drinks Hiding the Antifreeze Compound

7. Medications – It is used to soften and smooth most medications so they are easier to consume. 

10 Common Foods and Drinks Hiding the Antifreeze Compound

8. Deodorant – Propylene Glycol helps keep deodorant creamy.

10 Common Foods and Drinks Hiding the Antifreeze Compound

9. Baby Wipes – Yep! Even in baby products. Kind of scary!

10 Common Foods and Drinks Hiding the Antifreeze Compound

10. Flavored Iced Teas – Just like common frosting, the ingredient Propylene Glycol is found in Dunkin’ Donuts Flavored Iced Tea to bump up the sweetness.




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