This Is Not The Hair Salon… Say No To Food Dye!

Over the last 50 years, artificial food dye consumption has increased by over 100% in the last 50 years!

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With kids being top of the list for the biggest consumers of artificial food dye.

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ย That’s from candy to sports drinks, it makes children hyperactive and causes serious side effects..

Like allergies and cancer.

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ย Last weekโ€™s topic (Read More) seemed to spark this request to learn more so, below I will be talking more about it.

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What Is It?

Food colouring is what I tend to call it, but for this headlines’ sake I’m calling it dye!

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Food dye are chemical substances that enhance the appearance of food by giving it artificial colour.

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1856 is the time when this first started, but they used coal tar ewwwwwww.

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Nowadays, they may be using petroleum, but it’s still toxic, food manufactures prefer many times to use artificial food dyes over natural food colourings.

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An example of this would be beta-carotene extracts, why ? ย The colour in the fake ish provides a more vibrant colour.

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The Artificial Dyes Used In Food (As Of When I Typed This!)

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All these food dyes have been approved for use by both the EFSA & the FDA…

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Red No.3 = This is cherry red colouring & you will see this in Popsicles and candy for the most part.

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Red No. 40 = This is a dark red dye that is used in sports drinks, candy, fizzy drinks & sugary cereals. I may also add no. 40 can give you cancer, it’s top 3 for that out of the dyes.

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Yellow No. 5 = Yellow in colour, like a lemon. It is found in chips, popcorn, certain cereals and soft drinks.

ย This again is top 3 dyes that can give you cancer.

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Yellow No. 6 = It’s Ukraine yellow & it’s used in candy, baked goods & sauces.

This is the deadly trinity of food dye, once again can give you cancer.

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Just to let you know in some countries these dyes are banned, and I would not be shocked to hear a change of heart and a ban coming…

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However, that normal comes when there is a case that could come on the food industries head, in which case a lot of us become ill, or they find something that makes life easier for them, like cheaper or something that will make them more money, to hell with your health.

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The Replacement For That Dye Job

So, now we are no longer consuming artificial food dyes, what do I replace it with ?

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You need to shift the focus to real food. That’s eating whole and unprocessed foods, the more of that you eat, the better you will be.

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Some examples to get you thinking below..

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Eggs, milk, cheese (Does not have to be cow’s if you don’t want it to be!)

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Fresh fruits & vegetables Nuts & seeds (Cashews, walnuts & almonds etc)

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Grains (Quinoa, barley, brown rice & oats)

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Legumes (Kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils & black beans etc)

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Meat & poultry = Fish, chicken, beef & pork

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You see there is a little something for everyone, no excuses for eating dye, save that for your hair & miss me with that No but…….. Karim not Kim!

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THATโ€™S IT!

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I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys.

ย ย  Please do let me know thoughโ€ฆ

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Did You Find This Handy?

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ย If You Have Kids What Are You Thoughts On Them Being Fed this ?

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ย  Until We Meet Again, Ciao

ย ย We Look Up ๅคง

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Karim Davidย 

The Healthy Oneย 

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Denis Balcer
Denis Balcer
1 year ago

Thanks for the heads up, I’m going to have a look for myself to learn even more about this.

Lew Gutowski
Lew Gutowski
1 year ago

Thanks for the share.

Eryk ลysek
Eryk ลysek
1 year ago

Chris sent me here

Daniel Franko
Daniel Franko
1 year ago

Ryan sent me here.

Adrian Kosek
Adrian Kosek
1 year ago

Thanks for this.

Jen Teal
Jen Teal
1 year ago

Yeah I try to cut down on this for my kids.

Napoleon Dutko
Napoleon Dutko
1 year ago

Ryan sent me here.

Robert Wojciechowski
Robert Wojciechowski
1 year ago

Lee sent me here.

Eliasz Motycki
Eliasz Motycki
1 year ago

Thanks for the share bro.

Eugeniusz Gรณrniak
Eugeniusz Gรณrniak
1 year ago

Alex sent me here.

Zak Wright
Zak Wright
1 year ago

I don’t like my kids having any of this, but my wife let’s them have them.

Oliver McBride
Oliver McBride
1 year ago

I found the information very handy yes, thank you!

Owen Dunlop
Owen Dunlop
1 year ago

Great info.

Nathaniel Swan
Nathaniel Swan
1 year ago

I will work on this.

Caleb Moore
Caleb Moore
1 year ago

Thanks for this one.

Patrick Cassidy
Patrick Cassidy
1 year ago

Thanks for your help.

Gabriel O'Neill
Gabriel O'Neill
1 year ago

Thank you so much for covering this, It’s exactly what I wanted to read about next.

Hudson Buchanan
Hudson Buchanan
1 year ago

I’m very thankful to be able to have seen this, I will work on giving my kids less.

Reece Wallace
Reece Wallace
1 year ago

Good job!

Seb Finns
Seb Finns
1 year ago

Lee sent me here.

Callie Gallagher
Callie Gallagher
1 year ago

Ryan sent me here.

Billie Nicolson
Billie Nicolson
1 year ago

Thanks for the share, I really learned so much.

Holly Patterson
Holly Patterson
1 year ago

I never thought about it being that deep, but the stats back up what you’re saying, I just checked.

Nadia Rennie
Nadia Rennie
1 year ago

Thanks for the help!

Noor Gillies
Noor Gillies
1 year ago

I appreciate the share so much, thank you.

Sara Maxwell
Sara Maxwell
1 year ago

Alex sent me here.

Margot Jones
Margot Jones
1 year ago

Lee sent me here.

Ana Mills
Ana Mills
1 year ago

Lee sent me here!

Hannah Noble
Hannah Noble
1 year ago

Ryan sent me here.

Taylor MacLeod
Taylor MacLeod
1 year ago

Alex sent me here.

Maddison Shields
Maddison Shields
1 year ago

Chris sent me here.

Rowan McPherson
Rowan McPherson
1 year ago

Lee sent me here.

Carmen Leslie
Carmen Leslie
1 year ago

It’s really bad, all the secretes seem to be coming out since 2020.

Nicole Wallace
Nicole Wallace
1 year ago

Thanks, this is really handy.

Ayda Shaw
Ayda Shaw
1 year ago

Thanks for the share bud.

Kara Cook
Kara Cook
1 year ago

Alex sent me here!!!

Nora Fraser
Nora Fraser
1 year ago

I stopped my kids from having most of these.

Connie Logan
Connie Logan
1 year ago

I’ve got adhd and I avoid all dye.

Heidi Higgins
Heidi Higgins
1 year ago

Alex sent me here.

Bella Dawson
Bella Dawson
1 year ago

Ryan sent me here.

Frankie Charms
Frankie Charms
1 year ago

Grateful for this, I’m learning not to trust a lot of things that i buy now.

Keira Watson
Keira Watson
1 year ago

Chris sent me here.

Hazel McPhee
Hazel McPhee
1 year ago

Thanks for the help.

Orlaith McLaren
Orlaith McLaren
1 year ago

This was awesome!

Alex Park
Alex Park
1 year ago

Thank you so much!

Grace Russell
Grace Russell
1 year ago

Thank you, I’m actually going to try and work on eating better.

Amy Williams
Amy Williams
1 year ago

Thank you for the info.