The surprising places you'll find it
Artificial food coloring is readily abundant in the products we use everyday, especially in kids products like snacks, candy, and even medicine. These synthetic food dyes are made from petroleum and have been found to be carcinogenic, cause hypersensitivity reactions, and instigate behavioral problems (1). There still needs to be more research done to determine whether or not artificial food colorings cause a myriad of other illnesses and health complications, but until that research is completed we feel that it's best to stay away from these potentially toxic synthetic dyes. That's why we rounded up some popular kids snacks and even medicines and found alternatives that use vegetable and fruit colors instead!
- Annie's Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks
- Pirates Booty Cheese Puffs
- Nature's Path Organic Frosted Berry Strawberry toaster pastries
- 365 Rainbow Sprinkles
- UNREAL milk chocolate gems
- Children's Motrin Dye-free