Friday, August 5, 2011

Artifical Red Dye, etc…

I’ve been hearing and reading articles about how Red Dye #40 (and other artificial ingredients) can affect a child’s behavior. I heard about it a while back and just tucked it away in the back of my mind. For whatever reason I have been thinking more about lately and today I came across this article. This really has me thinking about Liberty in particular. She is so sweet and loving and good and fun…but sometimes she is so out of control (emotional, aggressive, wild) for no apparent reason. And I wonder…could it be partly due to this Red Dye #40 (which I read is PETROLEUM based…WHAT?!)? I know for sure she gets wound up and such after eating some things with that dye in it…so I think it’s a real possibility.

Has anyone else heard or read about this issue? I’m thinking about trying to cut Red Dye #40 out of our diets. Any thoughts?

2 comments:

Jamie said...

I know nothing about if it does anything or what it does to the body, but I figure if it's artificial then it's probably not the healthiest thing, right? So...why not cut it out?s

Marcia said...

It's artificial dyeS, not just red that's bad. Red 40 and red 3 are just 2 of the artificial dyes to stay away from. I joined a parent group to learn how to avoid them. It's called the Feingold Assoc (after the dr that made the diet popular back in the 70's).