Artificial Food Dyes
Artificial Food Dyes
These are the artificial food dyes to be on the look out for in foods and drinks that may be triggers if your child is hyperactive or has ADHD.
There’s still some controversy over the science plus new data regularly coming in, so the jury’s still out on whether or not these additives and artificial food dyes actually cause ADHD and hyperactivity. But, it’s quite clear from many parents of children currently coping with ADHD and hyperactivity, artificial food dyes and preservatives can cause severe symptoms.
“How that pretty little red cherry on top of the milkshake was my worst mistake in a while…
If you don’t know what I’m talking about you should read this.
That pretty little red cherry is filled with red dye so it looks that pretty. What you might not know is it can turn your well-behaved kid into a hellish demon within minutes.
I had been really careful not to give Xia red dye up until tonight when she asked so nicely for a chocolate milkshake with that pretty little cherry on top. Within 15 minutes of eating it she became the old Xia that I lived in constant fear of. The one that for no reason at all would run up and hit me or bite. The one that lived with no fear or pain. The one that was a ticking time bomb waiting to explode. The one I that would only sleep 4 hours a day. The one who could run non stop for the entire day and couldn’t sit still.
Sadly we were out shopping for Birthday party supplies so there was an audience for this one. No sir sadly she isn’t “just testing me” and no miss “she isn’t just tired” a few of the comments we got. I know its hard to believe that pretty little red cherry caused that full-blown meltdown where I got hit and she tried to bash her own face into the floor but its the truth. Many think I’m crazy and thinks it doesn’t do it to her and sadly yes some are family but its the truth.
I know I thought the people who were telling me to try a dye free diet was crazy at first but thought what the heck. I’m thankful I did as it saved my sanity!
I want to state dye free means artificial dyes like Red 40, Yellow 6, Blue 6 etc. Natural dyes are fine. Look in your kitchen I’m sure there lots lurking around. Check those gummies your kid loves even that “fruit drink that Red Gatorade FULL of it. Look up dye allergies some cases state it can cause autism, ADHD, ADD etc. symptoms in kids.
For Xia, RED 40 is the worst you can pretty much tell when she has accidentally gotten into some as in even little amounts it changes her other not so bad.
Its simple and pain-free to figure out if your child has a Dye allergy so PLEASE look into it as I know we suffered too long before finding out about it!”
This is an interesting article where the FDA Probes Link Between Food Dyes & Kids Behavior http://www.npr.org/2011/03/30/134962888/fda-probes-link-between-food-dyes-kids-behavior
Another article written on the Evaluation of Studies on Artificial Food Colors and Behavior Disorders in Children https://www.fda.gov/downloads/AdvisoryCommittees/CommitteesMeetingMaterials/FoodAdvisoryCommittee/UCM273033.pdf
But now I question, if the artificial food dyes can cause hyperactivity in children, what are the chances that it could cause anxiety issues in adults? Something to think about. If you have a child that seems to be hyperactive and the doctor says it’s just the age or they will grow out of it, you many want to do some research on the Artificial Food Dyes in foods.Click here if you liked this post!