Children Consuming Red No. 2 or Yellow 5
Unfortunately, in this category, children are at higher risk. And the manufacturers have not been messing around when it comes to artificial food dyes. In fact, in just 50 years, their consumption has increased by 500%. So no, we are not just talking about M&M’s and other candies, but also in an alarming number of different foods, from breakfast cereals to salad dressings. So is it even possible to avoid food coloring altogether?
While it may not be easy, it is undoubtedly possible to escape the consumption of food colorings. The first step is to become a label reader. Many foods that contain food colorings are processed and packaged goods. By checking the ingredient list, we can avoid buying these products altogether. When choosing fresh foods, such as fruits and vegetables, opt for naturally colorful ones instead of artificially dyed ones. And finally, cook at home as much as possible. This way, you can control what goes into your food – and avoid any unwanted ingredients. Keep reading to learn more about red flag ingredients and common terms you should be avoiding.