Why Traditional Food Colorings are Bad for Your Health
As consumers, we love our food to look visually appealing. It’s difficult to resist colorful treats that look yummy and fun to eat. But have you ever wondered what makes our food so colorful? Traditional food colorings are commonly used in our food, which may have some side effects on our health.
A food coloring is a pigment or dye added to food to give it color. The traditional food colorings are made from artificial chemicals like FD&C Yellow No. 5, Red No. 40, Blue No. 1, and others. According to research, some of these food colorings can cause an adverse effect on our health. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) states that a small percentage of people may experience hypersensitivity reactions to food dyes that can lead to health problems like hyperactivity, restlessness, and sleep disturbances.
Some studies suggest that children who have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) may be more sensitive to food colorings than those without ADHD. They may experience hyperactivity and mood swings after consuming food with artificial food colorings. Also, some food colorings like Red No. 3 and Blue No. 1 and 2 have been linked to cancer in animal studies.
The European Union has banned some artificial food colorings due to their potential health hazards. They believe that many traditional food colorings are unsafe for consumption, especially in children's food products. Instead, they have created a natural food coloring list that uses natural ingredients like turmeric, beet juice, and annatto extract. CorVive utilizes natural food colorings like beets in our Hydrate and NRG + Focus products.
Natural food colorings are a healthier alternative to traditional food colorings. They are made from natural ingredients like fruits, vegetables, and spices. They do not have any adverse health effects and may even have some health benefits. Some natural food colorings like turmeric may have anti-inflammatory properties that can help with joint pain and inflammation. CorVive only uses natural food colorings in our products.
Traditional food colorings are found in most packaged and processed foods. They give these foods a vibrant and appealing look. However, these food colorings may have serious health hazards that can affect our overall health. Natural food colorings are a safer and healthier option that uses natural ingredients without causing any adverse effects. Use CorVive's product line to help you and your family in your health journey!