Companies and corporations market food to children through clothing, toys, magazines, the internet, radio commercials, TV and even through product placement in video games and movies. $10 billion per year is the amount spent on marketing food to children. $10 billion for fruit snacks full of artificial sweeteners and preservatives shaped like toys and animals, to pick the extra sugary cereal with the movie character in the box.
Food with low nutritional value and potentially harmful to their health is often marketing to children. Most of these foods actually represent junk food, but do you know how these chemicals affecting our overall health.
Red 40 and Yellow 5 are 2 of the commonly used food dyes consisted of petroleum. They are actually used to boost products such as Kool-Aid, Jell-O, Fruit Loops, Nutri-Grain cereal bars, fruit roll-ups etc. These dyes have been related with serious health issues such as allergic reactions, hyperactivity and cancer.
Red 40 and Yellow 5 are 2 of the 6 colorings that are actually banned in Europe and UK but the American corporations and companies are still using them in their production. 15 million pounds of 8 synthetic dyes per year are used by the manufacturers in America. Unfortunately, FDA has done nothing to remove these chemicals from the food of our darlings. Today we will present you the top 5 popular children’s foods that contain petroleum in content:
Due to its relation with thyroid tumors, erythrosine or Red 3 has been banned for use in cosmetics. Unfortunately, this petroleum product is still using in the production of these fruit snacks.
Frosted Strawberry, the most popular flavor of Pop Tarts is full of high fructose corn syrup, sugar, dextrose, corn syrup, all of which have been connected to liver problems in children, diabetes and sugar addiction. These foods also contain petroleum based product – TBHQ that causes paralysis, convulsions, liver enlargement, loss of vision, tumors and cellular dysfunction.
Yellow 6 is presented in the artificial coloring of this snack. This chemical is derived from petroleum.
A lot more than a chocolate is consisted in these popular candies, such as Yellow 5 and 6 which have been related to cancer, Red 40 which can damage DNA, Blue 2 which has been related to brain tumors and Blue 1 which often develop malignant tumors.
TBHQ is consisted in these tiny bears. This harmful chemical causes restlessness, anxiety, damage to the human lungs.
By keeping an eye out for artificial coloring and being health consciousness, you must avoid these children’s snacks. You should definitely opt for colorful organic vegetables and fruits.