Do Food Additives Cause Hyperactivity? Ask Annie
I seem to be able to attribute some behavior problems my daughter has to when she eats food (such as at birthday parties) that contain food colors. What do you know about food dyes and hyperactivity? –Sally, MS
Oh, yes, I remember observing the same thing after my daughter returned home from birthday parties. She’d be downright belligerent as a result of eating all those colorful synthetic food dyes. Now there seems to be confirmation of the link between synthetic food dyes and hyperativity. Here is a very informative article from one of my favorite publications, Wellbeing Journal, about the latest research.
It makes me all the more glad I chose note to use these synthetic food dyes in our holiday baking. For some great alternatives, see Safe Red Food Dyes for Valentine’s Day Baking that can be adapted for any time of the year.