Popular Children’s Snacks Are Potentially Cancer-Causing Food
Are we aware that we buy Cancer-Causing Food?
Internet, clothing, magazines, radio commercials, toys and video games are directly connected to companies for children’s food. We can find their products everywhere. Marketing food for children influences a lot to their food choice. Companies spent $10 billion a year on this marketing strategy. Marketing strategy where kids pick the extra-sugary cereal with their favorite movie character on the box. They choose fruit snacks full of artificial preservatives shaped like animals from the zoo. Some of these foods have poor nutritional quality. Therefore, they are potentially dangerous to their health. Most of these products are actually “junk food”.
But the question is: how exactly the ingredients of Cancer-Causing Food affecting our health?
Many of the popular snacks for children contain artificial food coloring. This coloring make the food look more attractive and appealing to children. Red 40 and Yellow 5 (tartrazine) are only two of many food dyes. They contain petroleum. People use petroleum to enhance products such as Jell-O, Fruit Loops, Kool-Aid, popsicles, macaroni and cheese, fruit roll-ups and Nutri-Grain cereal bars, for example. These dyes have been linked to serious health problems, including hyperactivity, cancer and allergic reactions.
UK banned Yellow 5 and Red 40. They are two out of six food colorings. Unfortunately, U.S. companies still use them freely in their products. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration acknowledges that food dyes can impair the behavior of some children, it has done nothing to remove them from our food supply.
The list of products containing these dyes is enormous. However, here are a few to watch out for:
These popular children’s snacks represent Cancer-Causing Food made with petroleum-based ingredients:
Frosted Strawberry, the most popular flavor of Pop Tarts, includes ingredients such as dextrose, corn syrup, sugar and high fructose corn syrup. They all have connection with diabetes, sugar addiction, and liver problems in children. These tasty pastries include TBHQ as well. It is a petroleum-based product that causes cellular dysfunction. In laboratory animals, it’s been linked to:
- loss of vision,
- liver enlargement, and
Red 3 or erythrosine is the most often food color used in these “fruit” flavored snacks. Actually it is a petroleum product which is banned for use in cosmetics due to its connection with thyroid tumors. It is unsafe to use on our skin. So, avoid the gummy section!
These very popular sweet candies don’t contain only chocolate. They also contain Blue 1, which can trigger the development of malignant tumors. Blue 2 can increase hyperactivity and there is also a link to brain tumors. Red 40 can damage DNA, and Yellow 5 and 6 are linked to cancer.
Yellow 6 is the artificial coloring in this snack. It is derivation of petroleum, as is the “cheese” flavoring. It includes ethyl methylphenidate and methyl benzoate.
Teddy Grahams – Cancer-Causing Food
These tiny bears contain TBHQ. In lab rats, it has also been shown to cause stomach cancer, fragment DNA and cause damage to the human lung and umbilical cells. In children, it can cause restlessness, anxiety and intensify the symptoms of ADHD.
If we continue to use these artificial dyes in food, especially in children’s snacks, it can pose dangerous and unnecessary health risks. If we keep an eye on what we eat we can avoid these problems and risks and be happy!