Food dyes are under the microscope again, after new findings linking them to ADHD, ADD & ODD behavioural disorders. Food dyes are used to create beautiful colours (or add in colour in general) into our foods.
Kid’s cereals over-bright hues, colourful candy, vitamins, even cough syrups.
The problem lies with how our bodies handle these colour additives. Food dyes are typically petroleum-based products and have been linked to many diseases like cancer, Red #40, Yellow 5 & 6 contain Benzene which is a known carcinogen.
Tartrazine (Yellow 5) has been shown to behave like estrogen within the human body. This influx easily imbalances a body’s natural hormone levels and can contribute to problems such as breast cancer, infertility, decreased libido, and negatively affect sex hormones like testosterone.