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Why do researchers say certain food dyes cause behavioral problems??

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I think that's what I heard. Is it true?
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by on Apr. 28, 2012 at 10:44 AM
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sassymomntx1961
by Yvonne on Apr. 30, 2012 at 9:42 PM


Quoting michiganmom116:

Yes.  Food dyes, if not naturally from veggies/spices (think beets, turmeric, etc.) are just chemicals.  I've found that eliminating them from our foods resulted in my ADHD son being better able to calm himself.  He thinks more clearly and is more in control of himself.

Kelly has a son that is VERY sensitive to food dyes.  She'll have more to say on this subject when she gets back.


Can you add the beets or turmeric to a drink w/out tasting it to give the color

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celestegood
by Ruby Member on May. 3, 2012 at 11:38 AM

 

Quoting sassymomntx1961:

 

Quoting michiganmom116:

Yes.  Food dyes, if not naturally from veggies/spices (think beets, turmeric, etc.) are just chemicals.  I've found that eliminating them from our foods resulted in my ADHD son being better able to calm himself.  He thinks more clearly and is more in control of himself.

Kelly has a son that is VERY sensitive to food dyes.  She'll have more to say on this subject when she gets back.


Can you add the beets or turmeric to a drink w/out tasting it to give the color

 Good question.  Have you got the answer yet?

celestegood
by Ruby Member on May. 3, 2012 at 11:38 AM

 Hmmm, interesting.

Quoting sassymomntx1961:

I have heard about red dye.My middle dd's Dr said not to let her have anything w/ red dye # 40 I think cause it nullified her add meds.

 

celestegood
by Ruby Member on May. 3, 2012 at 11:38 AM

 Same here.

Quoting tnvplus2:

I'm definitely going to pay closer attention and research this further.

 

BeachMommy07
by on May. 5, 2012 at 3:16 PM
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Ban Red #40. It should be banned in the USA. It's banned elsewhere. Horrible dye that is KNOWN to cause hyperactivity in children.

tnvplus2
by on May. 5, 2012 at 7:22 PM
I will keep a watchful eye out for it. That's just crazy.

Quoting BeachMommy07:

Ban Red #40. It should be banned in the USA. It's banned elsewhere. Horrible dye that is KNOWN to cause hyperactivity in children.

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BeachMommy07
by on May. 6, 2012 at 8:57 AM
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It's in literally everything. http://www.red40.com/pages/foods/drinks.html

Quoting tnvplus2:

I will keep a watchful eye out for it. That's just crazy.

Quoting BeachMommy07:

Ban Red #40. It should be banned in the USA. It's banned elsewhere. Horrible dye that is KNOWN to cause hyperactivity in children.



Kelly913
by Bronze Member on May. 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM
My research said if kids are sensitive to one chemical they'll likely react to all. Certainly the case in our home!
Kelly913
by Bronze Member on May. 6, 2012 at 11:03 AM
Quoting sassymomntx1961:


Beet powder is a better way to get the color from beets. I have some but have never used it. Guess I don't see the need. So I don't really know how it affects flavor.
GraceHudson
by on May. 6, 2012 at 11:06 AM
I agree with pp!


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