Beware of Food Coloring and Other Additives

As many of you know, I urge you to read food labels to help you understand what you’re putting into your body. From time to time, I’ve mentioned the importance of avoiding food additives, which are present in so many processed foods. Here’s what one of my source books reports about a dye used in many food products.

“FD&C Yellow No. 6 (Sunset yellow) — This has been shown to cause allergic reactions such as hives, rhinitis (runny nose), and nasal congestion. It appeared to cause tumors of the kidney and adrenal glands in rats, and it may be carcinogenic. FDA reviewed studies on rats and believes that this color is safe to use. The color is banned in Norway and Sweden. It has been used in sausages, candy, gelatin, and baked goods.”

Be vigilant with those labels. And, just as important, don’t forget to enjoy your food!