Have you ever heard that non-dairy coffee creamer is flammable? As it turns out, sodium aluminosilicate, an ingredient added to keep powdered creamer from caking together, can become flammable when dispersed.

 If you’re a coffee drinker who likes adding coffee creamers to your morning coffee, thinking they are healthier for you than real cream, think again.  Non-dairy creamer can hardly be called “cream” at all. It is a mixture of chemicals, oils, sugars, and milk products.

Originally, in the 1950s, coffee mate creamers contained only sugar and cream. However, the manufacturers gradually replaced the cream and natural sugars with processed ingredients such as vegetable oils, chemical sweeteners and additional additives.
Today, powdered and liquid coffee creamers do not have any trace of actual food. The complete list of ingredients exactly as it appears on the label of powdered creamers:


Corn Syrup Solid, Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, (may Contain One Or More Of The Following Oils: Soybean, Canola, Sunflower, Corn, Or Cottonseed). Sodium Caseinate (a Milk Derivative), Dipotassium Phosphate, Contains 2% Or Less Of Mono- And Diglycerides Sodium Silicialuminate, Soy Lechithin Artifical Flavor, Artifical Color. It Contains Milk And Soymilk Ingredients.

Processed Sugar

Processed sugar feeds cancer cells, triggers weight gain, and promotes premature aging. Since processed sugar doesn’t offer any health benefits, your body tends to borrow potassium, magnesium, sodium and calcium from healthy cells from different parts of the body in an effort to counteract the effects of processed sugar.

Vegetable Oil

Trans fats (found in partially-hydrogenated oils) cause heart disease, diabetes and many other chronic degenerative conditions. After ingesting these trans fatty acids, they are incorporated into cells and the cells are hydrogenated. Surprisingly, the body cannot distinguish between cis and trans fatty acids. Hydrogenation of cells leads to increased rates of heart attack, sexual dysfunction, weakened immune system, cancer, atherosclerosis, diabetes and obesity.

Corn Syrup Solids:

Corn syrup is a type of sugar (mostly dextrose) that is made from cornstarch. Corn syrup solids are produced when corn starch is bathed in hydrochloric acid which is an industrial chemical solution with highly corrosive properties that is also used in the manufacturing of plastics.  Additionally, the corn itself is most likely derived from GMO varieties, which makes it even more toxic and dangerous.

Sodium Caseinate (milk derivative)

The chemical name for a protein found in milk, sodium caseinate is often added to “non-dairy” creamers to whiten them. It is also used in paints and plastics. It is associated with allergies, neurological conditions, and autoimmune reactions such as juvenile-onset type 1 diabetes.

Dipotassium Phosphate

Dipotassium phosphate acts as a stabilizer to prevent coagulation in products like non-dairy creamer.  It can cause:
  1. Pneumonia
  2. Acute renal failure
  3. Nausea and vomiting
  4. Diarrhea
  5. Asthenia ( weakness )
  6. Decreased hemoglobin

Mono and Diglycerides

These additives have either one (mono) or two (di) fatty acids attached to a glycerol (sugar alcohol) molecule. Typically, they are used in food to “blend together” certain ingredients, such as oil and water, which would otherwise not blend well.

Sodium Aluminosilicate

Sodium aluminosilicate or aluminum calcium silicate is added to table salt to neutralize stomach acid.
Sodium aluminum phosphate is an additive in most baking powders, cake mixes and self-rising flower. If this form of aluminum combines with maltol, a sugar-like flavoring agent, the resulting aluminum compound is able to get through the blood-brain barrier 90 times as well.
Side effects: constipation, toxicity, liver disease, renal failure.
– source: eatlocalgrown.com

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