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Can Food Coloring Affect Your Health?

submitted on March 30, 2011 by CouponNut in "Products / Gadgets"
We all enjoy eating food and the color of the food gives it a certain appearance to make it more appealing especially to children. However, the FDA will examine the facts as to whether or not food dyes can cause ADHD.

The dyes are often used to enhance the appearance of sugary cereals, candies, sodas, fruit-flavored snacks, fast food and other products that are aimed at children and have little nutritional value, the CSPI said in a citizen's petition signed by 18 physicians and researchers. Since naturally derived alternatives exist, the continued use is hardly worth any potential risk, it said.

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    Posted by YanBz on March 30, 2011
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    It can make them hyperactive and do a lot of other damage. I heard that a lot of food coloring allowed in the US is banned in Europe because of health concerns
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    Posted by CouponNut on March 30, 2011
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    The assortment of color dye foods mainly focus on sugar based foods which appeal to children, but surprisingly enough the natural color of vegetables has no appeal to children.
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    Posted by clover on March 30, 2011
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    This is at the end of the ingredients listed for Morningstar Farms Corn Dogs which people believe are healthier for you.

    RED #40, CITRIC ACID, BLUE #1.
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    Posted by shawndiaz on March 30, 2011
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    It's amazing how many people I know that are susceptible to an allergic reaction from Red Dye #40. Scary... Sad
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    Posted by sandyshore on March 31, 2011
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    Something I read in another article a while back. Three of the most commonly used dyes, Yellow 5, Yellow 6 and Red 40 have been linked to cancer.

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