Avoiding Artificial Coloring in Food


| 9/29/2011 7:57:09 AM


Tags: Faith Moser, food, artificial coloring, natural food coloring, synthetic dyes,

Faith MoserFaith Moser is the creator of eco ike {organic baby t’s + cookbooks full of yummy, healthy and quick recipes for kids and grown-ups}! If you want your kids to grow, live, eat & play green, visit ecoike.com. 

Neon pink yogurt, blue shark “fruit” snacks and green sport juices! Food companies know that if you want to attract the kids (and their persuasive ways with purchases), you’ve got to make the product bright and shiny!

Food dyes are synthetic chemicals.  They provide zero nutritional value and have reportedly been linked to allergies, hyperactivity in children and, possibly, cancer.

Sometimes it’s hard for Mother Nature to compete against food coloring, such as Red Dye #3 (especially when it’s paired with Dora the Explorer). 

cereal with food dyes 

Here are some steps to eliminate food dyes:




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