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Artificial colors have one job...to distract people from the absence of real food. Real food is vibrant & colorful. Processed food with filler & chemicals...not so much. So, these processed food brands have to add artificial color to give the illusion that what you are eating looks presentable. Processed foods have ZERO nutritional value.
Artificial dyes are made from petroleum & have been FDA approved for awhile now. The United States originally had over 50 different artificial dyes but over the years, they have been recognized as UNSAFE & TAKEN OFF THE MARKET. Only 7 remain.
Over the last 50 years, synthetic food dye used in foods have increased by 500%. The consumption of food dyes & their ability to bind to body proteins can have a SEVERE EFFECT ON THE IMMUNE SYSTEM & AUTOIMMUNITIES.
Source: NCBI: 25599186
The 3 most widely used artificial colors: Red 40, Yellow 5 & Yellow 6 are CONTAMINATED WITH KNOWN CARCINOGENS.
Brands To AVOID
The images above (courtesy of Food Babe) show the ingredients of the same product but what each country allows. Basically, if you look under the U.S. version of the ingredients, it tells you the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) and we the people don't care what kind of toxic ingredients are in our food.
On the flip side, the United Kingdom and Japan are much more strict when it comes to toxic ingredients in their food. Therefore, brands like M&M's, KitKat, Hershey's etc. must make alternate versions of their product so that they can be sold in those particular countries.
America must do better. We all must demand better. Clean food and ingredients should be the standard.