Artificial colorings in food contribute to hyperactivity in children, causing learning and visual disorders, nerve damage, and may be carcinogenic (cause cancer). Artificial coloring agents are added to foods to create greater visual appeal and widely used in foods catering to children.
Call to Action:
1. Read food labels and avoid foods with artificial colorings, which may be listed on the label as:
- “color added”
- “artificially colored”
- specific FD&C dyes, including Blue #1, 2; Red #3, 40; and yellow #5, 6
2. Eat real green foods. There are so many green fruits, vegetables and herbs to choose from.
Oh, and be sure to avoid the “green” foods available today for St. Patrick’s Day. And for those who are Irish, “Happy St. Patrick’s Day!”
To your wellness,