Food For Thought – Food Dyes

Over the past few years, I have heard more and more parents talking about the negative behavioral effects that certain foods such as gluten, casein (the protein in milk), soy, and eggs have on their children. One of the less known elements that may be attributed to negative behavior are artificial food dyes. In addition to having strong links to cancer and other adverse health effects, behavioral associations are also common and may include hyperactivity, tantrums, crying, moodiness, irritability, and more. I have personally met several parents who would claim this as ‘truth’ for their own children. The Center For Science in the Public Interest published the article Seeing Red today. Check it out for yourself and see what you think.

Agree or disagree, it is good to be in the know.