The Issue With Dough Conditioners
On the other side of its glory, because there are at least two sides to any story, dough conditioners can cause problems for people with gluten sensitivities, as they may contain gluten or other allergens. But that’s not the worst of it. Dough conditioners actually mess with your thyroid’s ability to produce and use iodine — the most important regulator of your metabolism. Research also links this dangerous ingredient to different cancers, particularly of the kidneys and the thyroid. And last but not least important, they can cause DNA damage!
So, the next time you’re looking for light and fluffy biscuits or perfect pie crusts, be sure to steer clear of dough conditioners. For that, making your baked goods may take a bit more effort since commercial products are saturated with the ingredient. But in the long term, your body and health will actually thank you for it. Keep reading to learn more about red flag ingredients and common terms you should be avoiding.