Nobody refuses snack food,especially children.But many snack food can contain very harmful compounds which can increase the growth of cancer.Artificial colors are the most responsible for this problem as long as that are artificial colors to petroleum products.Petroleum is dangerous because it is the same ingredients which is used to make up gas and oil.
Needless to say,artificial colors are also linked with:ear infections,headaches,bed-wetting,obesity,asthma,sleep disorders,eczema,hypersensitivity,hives etc.
Because these substances are so toxic, the British government and European Union have banned the use of dyes all over Europe:
- Pop tarts
Top tarts were produced in 1964.They are made of frosted strawberry flavor which contains high fructose corn syrup,dextrose and sugar.Beside these harmful sugars,there are the other which can cause many health problems such as:TBHQ which is derived from petroleum.This oil can definitely cause cellular dysfunction.
- Fruit snacks
Fruit snacks are mostly made of different colors and artificial additives.Among them is also a Red 3 which is used for food coloring.
These fun chocolate candies are tasty and melt in your mouth but they are made of artificial colors which are very harmful when ingested. They also contain: Blue #2(contains petroleum and causes brain tumors in lab mice, abnormal cell development and hyperactivity in children), Blue #1 (linked with malignant tumors), Red #40 (Damages DNA), Yellow #6 ( causes cancer) and Yellow #5. All of this colors as mentioned above are made of petroleum and can trigger allergic reaction, cancer and hyperactivity.
Orange and cheesy snacks which artificial colors for the “cheese” is made from Yellow 6,well-known which is derived from petroleum.The “cheese” also contains methyl benzoate and ethyl methyphenidate.
- Teddy grams
These candies are firstly produced in 1988 and can be found in 5 different flavors. Although these cute teddy bears are as small as the small finger, they are full with dreaded TBHQ. TBHQ can be toxic and can cause ringing in the ear, nausea, delirium, collapse and vomiting. It is proven to cause stomach cancer in lab rats, fragment DNA and cause damage to humane lung and umbilical cells. It can also cause restlessness, intensify the symptoms of ADHD and anxiety in children.