Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Food Coloring can cause hyperactivity in kids

In this article it is talking about that it is not the natural sugar that makes kids hyperactive but actually the artificial coloring that is in the foods. Food coloring is used in frostings, sprinkles, drinks, cake mixes, and other packaged foods. In 2008 the Food’s Standard Agency (FSA) requested major food manufactures to ban six artificial food colorings. On the foods containing these food dyes there is a warning on the label about how the activity of kids can be affected. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) also called out 8 food dyes. This being another reason why it is better to stay away from the packaged foods and eat real foods, such as fruits, veggies, grains, and eggs. The dyes that are being called out by these two organizations are: Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Red 40 (both groups) · Yellow 10, Carmoisine, Red 4 (FSA) · Blue 1, Blue 2 Green 3, Orange B, Red 3 (CSPI)

1 comment:

  1. This is a really interesting article. Who would have thought that the food coloring in different foods caused kids to be hyperactive. There are so many different foods that contain artificial coloring, especially around holidays.