Monday, September 13, 2010

Food Additives to avoid especially for children

Hyperactivity and skin rashes can be caused by yellow red and blue food colourings.

These are the common culprits that cause most distressing symptoms for children or parents according to Nutritionist and Dietician Karen Fischer...
You CAN find preservative free and artificial colour free alternatives at all major supermarkets and heath food shops. Just check the ingredient label.

If you suspect this may be the case with a child, try avoiding foods with the following:

Tartrazine yellow, (102)
Quinoline yellow (104)
Sunset yellow (110)
Carmoisine (122)
ponceau 4R (124)
Allura red (129)

Avoid also MSG (621)
monosodium glutamate, which is found in flavoured chips, packaged savoury food, cinema popcorn, chicken salt, and some Chinese take away.
MSG can also be listed as hydrolysed vegetable protein (HVP) Hydrolysed plant protein (HPP) or natural flavour.
Reactions include:
behaviour problems allergic symptoms, nausea, heart palpitations, and headaches

Avoid additive 635 ribonucleitides
Reactions include those listed for MSG and irritable bowel symptoms, itchy rash and welts.

Avoid bread preservative Calcium propionate (282) Reactions include skin irritations, migraines, disruptive behaviour, irritability, restlessness, inattention and sleep disturbances

Avoid preservative sodium benzoate (211) found in many soft drinks, pickles, sauces, and fruit juices. Reactions include hyperactivity and unfocused behaviour.

Something society and food manufacturers should seriously ponder about....

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