Healthy Eating Tips

Food To DYE For

Sugar has long been labeled “THE” underlying culprit for unwanted behaviors related to children. Well, I agree in that it may be one of the culprits, however sugar does not act alone.
Synthetic colors are absolutely unnecessary but are absolutely present in many of the foods we eat. They are used in foods to:
Make food more fun
Color colorless food
Enhance the color of natural food
Our bodies are not geared to tolerate the quantity of dyes we knowingly (sprinkles) or unknowingly (oranges)consume and associations between these additives and poor health are well documented. England has acknowledged the relationship between dyes and “hyperactivity, cognitive disturbances, irritability, poor sleep, compulsive agression, asthma, hives, low blood levels of the minerals iron and zinc,”
When you read ingredients that have rainbow appeal (Red 3, Blue 1, Blue 2, Green 3, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, and Red 40) you should know that there is not a pot of gold, but a pot filled with oil at the end of this rainbow. The colorful assortment mentioned above is petroleum based and is known as “coal-tar”.
If you’d like to read about the statistics of consumption and toxicity, sit down when you link to Dr. Feingold,
We know that there are healthier versions of the foods sold in the U.S. That’s right, SHAME ON YOU KRAFT and all the GLOBAL companies who sell two versions of the same product! SHAME ON THE POLICY MAKERS for letting them get away with it!
Yep, one version for the UK without food dyes and then the same product with food dyes to the U.S. Quite frankly if you are already making a healthier product why in G-d’s name would you continue to sell poison?
You may want to print out this list and use it while you shop,

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Valerie Goldstein

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