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Scientists Warn: Food Colors Damage Kids

The Food Additives Pile Up
Currently, the average person eats over 124 pounds of food additives, including artificial colors, EVERY YEAR! There is no testing on the cumulative effects of combining food colors with all these chemicals, not to mention the myriad other chemicals to which we are exposed in our air and water, like pesticides, for example.

Additionally, many toxic substances in our food supply show delayed responses.† In other words, you might eat food additives in your diet today but you may experience the effects years from now.† So, these responses are also possible from food dyes.

There is substantial evidence to ban food colors, particularly from the diets of children.† Itís time the FDA stepped up its efforts to ensure that we, and our children, are not unknowingly harmed by toxic ingredients that should never have been added to food in the first place.

Adapted from Total Body Detox:† The Safe, Easy, and Natural Way to Detoxify Your Body, Balance Your Weight, and Feel Great by Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, PhD, RNCP, ROHP.

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7:17AM PDT on Mar 31, 2013

makes sense

6:38PM PDT on Jul 25, 2012

It's really so insane how we (collectively) keep buying these products that are pumped full of poisonous food coloring. Personally I'm sensitive to them, so I avoid them. I would be thrilled if they were done away with. Artificial food coloring is of no value at all.

2:09PM PDT on Jun 3, 2012

Thanks for the info.

10:10PM PDT on Apr 15, 2012

My children are in their mid to late 30's and their was a big list of things banned from our household. Lots of fruit & vegies were on the to eat list & water & fresh juice to drink.

8:26AM PDT on Jun 12, 2011

Good info.

8:03PM PDT on Apr 9, 2011

The dyes stay in the liver more fruits and veggies.
No to dyes in food

4:53PM PDT on Apr 8, 2011

Good info..

5:56PM PDT on Apr 7, 2011

i had no idea that that was wat made kids like this these days thats somehting i need to have alot less of now i guess

10:37AM PDT on Apr 6, 2011

Very interesting!

2:21AM PDT on Apr 5, 2011

You want kids to eat healthy and make it fun? Do fruit salad. Red strawberries, blue berries, deep red cherries, pink watermelon, orange cantaloupe, green grapes and/or kiwi, golden pineapple, etc... make a salad out of it.

Same with the veggies, do the dark leaf lettuce, with different color tomatoes, slivered bell peppers & carrots, as well as cubed cucumber. Add a miso paste salad dressing, and it's fun to eat because it's colorful.

Do "ants on a log" where you put peanut butter on celery ribs then press raisins on it. Fajitas are fun too, with the tortillas and the different colored bell peppers and onions in there.

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