Check this out from an article I got from "Eat This, Not That!" e-mail sent to me:
The Food Industry Also Doesn't Want You to Know
. . . that Food Additives May Make Your Kids Misbehave.
Researchers at the University of Southampton in the UK found that artificial food coloring and sodium benzoate preservatives are directly linked to increased hyperactivity in children. The additives included Yellow #5, Yellow #6, Red #40, and sodium benzoate, which are commonly found in packaged foods in the United States, but the researchers don't know if it's a combination of the chemicals or if there's a single one that's the primary culprit. You can find Red #40, Yellow #5, and Yellow #6 in Lucky Charms and sodium benzoate in some diet sodas, pickles, and jellies.
I knew these were bad for our health, but didn't know exactly why-now I know. I've already stopped the "Chex Mix" (MSG), but I'll have to look at labels more closely.
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