Maybe we could think with our brain.
Foods are one of the most widely used and dangerous additives. It's easy to catch children, to catch communities. It's fine in garments and decorations, nobody cares about that and if you prefer, it's perfectly neutral.
But, while the European Union has recently placed regulations on labeling food dyes to inform consumers of the health risks, the United States has no such requirement and you can find toxic products for sale with fancy colors on cakes in many occasions, for a fund raiser in town against Cancer, at the bank, in some food shops, in a purely commercial and opportunistic approach. After all, if you do not think a little about your health and those of your children ...
Here are some of the most common food dyes used today, according to the Food Freedom Network and some of the most dangerous color additives currently in use in the U.S. :
- Blue #1 (Brilliant Blue)
Studies suggested the possibility that Blue 1 caused kidney tumors in mice.
- Blue #2 (Indigo Carmine)
Causes a statistically significant incidence of tumors, particularly brain gliomas, in male rats.
- Citrus Red #2
It's toxic to rodents and caused tumors of the urinary bladder and possibly other organs.
- Green #3 (Fast Green)
Caused significant increases in bladder and testes tumors in male rats.
- Red #3 (Erythrosine)
Recognized in 1990 by the FDA as a thyroid carcinogen in animals and is banned in cosmetics and externally applied drugs.
COLORS IN FOOD ARE TOXIC.
- Red #40 (Allura Red)
This is the most-widely used and consumed dye. It may accelerate the appearance of immune system tumors in mice. It also causes hypersensitivity (allergy-like) reactions in some consumers and might trigger hyperactivity in children.
- Yellow #5 (Tartrazine)
Yellow 5 causes sometimes-severe hypersensitivity reactions and might trigger hyperactivity and other behavioral effects in children.
- Yellow #6 (Sunset Yellow)
Caused adrenal tumors in animals and occasionally causes severe hypersensitivity reactions.
Can you read a label ?
Did you know that a lot of artificial food colors have aluminum in them? When you see, “FD & C Yellow Aluminum Lake” on an ingredient label, you can know that you will be eating aluminum.
And if the label doesn't say “aluminum,” then you might be eating barium or zirconium, it's worse.
Many of these artificial colors are linked to health issues including cancer, organ failure, and neurological dysfunction.
The U.S. currently has no plans to ban food dyes or warn consumers − even though many of these products are marketed to children.
COLORS TO DIE FOR
What it's in : Baked goods, beverages, desert powders, pet food, candies, sausage casings, oral medication, maraschino cherries, skins of Florida oranges, cereal, gelatin deserts, some cookies and macarons on Duval Street in Key West, drugs, personal care products, and other products.