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Artificial Colors in Food Part 2

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Do you know what tartrazine is? It's also called FD&C Yellow 5, yellow lake 5, food yellow 4, or acid yellow 23. It's been classified as a xenoestrogen. Strongly estrogenic. And, imagine that, in a well-done study it causes early puberty in rats. Nobody's going to do studies with this on kids. There's a little ethical problem there, so rats might be as close as we get. So let's just avoid it. What's it in? If it's a yellow or green food or candy, it's probably there. But it's also in bar soaps, liquid hand soaps, lotions and hand sanitizers, hair care products, mouthwashes, ice cream, Mountain Dew, sports drinks, cosmetics, even OTC and prescription drugs! Ask your pharmacist if there are food dyes in your prescription. If there are, tell them you want another brand. Don't buy this stuff.

Who eats gummy bears? My hand slowly goes up. I've been watching a slow (like a sloth) migration in the gummy world away from artificial colors to natural things like beet juice and turmeric. One brand after another. It warms my little hormone heart. Quit buying this stuff and they'll make what you buy!


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