A note on the nas­ties

Your Baby & Toddler - - The Dossier Feeding -

Ex­ces­sive sugar of­ten gets blamed for un­ruly be­hav­iour in chil­dren, but stud­ies show that syn­thetic colourants are in fact mostly at fault. These chem­i­cals can cause some chil­dren to be­come prickly, ag­gres­sive or hy­per­ac­tive. Most of us know to avoid sweets and cooldrinks that con­tain them, but they also lurk in some un­ex­pected places, like yo­ghurt and flavoured milk, or even in dry fruits and cus­tards. If you are pack­ing some sweet­ies, rather choose ones that don’t con­tain colourants, such as choco­late, Smar­ties and tof­fees. Read la­bels, and avoid any prod­ucts that con­tain the fol­low­ing: E102, E104, E110, E122, E124, E129.

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