Our bright and colorful sweet treats have been bleached and dyed to a point where many are not safe for consumption. Eating candy in excess can lead to various health issues from diabetes to obesity and stroke. However the excess sugar isn’t the only dangerous ingredient.
Chemical dye used to add pigment to clothing and plastic is frighteningly similar to the artificial coloring used in processed foods. The same colors that are intentionally used to make food items and candies look more appealing, are incredibly harmful to your health.
I’m sure you’ve heard of allergies to Yellow 5 and Red 40 and thought, “what the hell is that? “ You might have overlooked the comment, seeing no significance or meaning in a random combination of numbers and colors, but don’t be fooled, and do your research.
Synthetic dyes used to bring color to foods have been linked to the development of various cancers. The body cannot properly process the synthetic dyes and so it builds up over time in organ tissue.
It’s true, children allergies to food coloring is not an excuse or exaggerated sniffles. Reactions to products by children should often be a good indication that that thing isn’t natural for us to eat, as the child hasn’t yet built an immunity.
Sugar isn’t the only thing that causes hyperactivity. Food dyes contain harmful ingredients like aminobyphenyl and benzidine which are also linked to hyper activity.