Colours to avoid

Healthy Food Guide (Australia) - - FEATURES -

+ Sun­set yel­low (110) + Quinolone yel­low (104) + Car­moi­sine red (122) + Al­lura red AC (129) + Tar­trazine (102) + Pon­ceau red 4R (124) Where th­ese colours are found Brightly coloured lol­lies, snack foods, jelly, ic­ing for cakes and dough­nuts, soft drinks and sports drinks, ice cream Why you might steer clear Many peo­ple blame sugar for bad be­hav­iour in chil­dren, when it could be the colours it keeps com­pany with. Some stud­ies found a con­nec­tion be­tween the above food colours and hy­per­ac­tiv­ity in chil­dren. Ma­jor com­pa­nies that pro­duce ‚kids foods‚ have re­moved th­ese six ar­ti­fi­cial colours and re­placed them with nat­u­ral ex­tracts.

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