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Citric Acid & Gut Microbiome

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2023 11:04 pm
by brookline
I'm looking to enhance my gut microflora.

To do so, I avoid eating foods with added preservatives (e.g., sulfites) that I’ve read can kill off helpful microbes.

On that basis, should I not eat foods with citric acid added?

If yes, is it harmful to my gut flora to consume citric acid in cooked foods?

Does citric acid break down if exposed to heat? Would cooking foods containing citric acid mitigate injurious effects?