12 Apr '11, 12pm

7 Dangerous Food Additives and Ingredients and How to Avoid Them

7 Dangerous Food Additives and Ingredients and How to Avoid Them

If you have kids, this is a big one. NPR reported that the FDA is meeting this week to decide whether some foods with added dyes should either be banned or at least carry a warning label to let parents know ahead of time. Michael Jacobson, director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest is most concerned about Red No. 40, Yellow No. 5 and Yellow No. 6, which make up 90 percent of the food dyes on the market. Food dyes are known to cause child hyperactivity and even ADHD. Though we've been using food dyes for years, use has gone up fivefold in the past 50 years, according to the article . Food dyes are found in processed foods especially fruit snacks, candy, cookies, icing, sausage, and cereal. Read labels and stick to whole foods to avoid them.

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