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Hyperactivity caused in children due to a coal tar derivative found in many processed foods Hyperactivity caused in children due to a coal tar derivative found in many processed foods
How would it make you feel if you found out that you were feeding your kids foods with coal tar? Well, if your... Hyperactivity caused in children due to a coal tar derivative found in many processed foods
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How would it make you feel if you found out that you were feeding your kids foods with coal tar?  Well, if your kids are eating cheese flavored chips and Cheetos, and other foods which are artificially colored with yellow and orange colors, also carbonated sodas and pickles, they are unknowingly ingesting an industrial wasted derived chemical called tartrazine or better known as Yellow #5, which is now being linked to hyperactivity in kids. In studies done in early 2000 researchers found that hyperactivity in kids was due to the food coloring and additives used in foods sold to children.  The list of five color additives include: tartrazine, allure red, sunset yellow, quinoline yellow and carmoisine.   The Foods Standard Agency of England has revised its position on these additives and have informed parents of kids that hyperactivity comes from these dangerous substances and suggest to parents to remove these foods from their kids diets altogether.

So far America has no law against this chemical from being used in our foods and drinks even though the coloring has been connected to migraines, asthma and cancer and why not since MSG, sodium nitrate and aspartame are also being allowed to be used in our foods.

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processed foods

Parents should deter from feeding their kids foods with these chemicals and if they really do care about their children they should do everything possible to keep their kids away entirely from foods with these added coloring agents.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has been studied and diagnosed in psychiatric disorders in children and is considered a chronic disorder with around 30 to 50 percent of those diagnosed continuing to have it well into their adulthood and can negatively affect their lives.

a proper diet will have a lot to do with your kids hyperactivity and what they eat will determine their health future.  So keep your kids away from:

  • First off stop with the canned soda pop as the artificial sweetener, colorings and additives will drive your kid right through the roof.
  • Also stop feeding your kid yellow foods such as corn and squash as these are loaded with yellow coloring.
  • Cut down on chocolate also especially those commercial brands that literary have little cacao in it but if you do feed your kid chocolate go for dark chocolate with a high cacao content.

By keeping a good eye on what your kid eats around you and especially when you are not around you will have a greater chance of lowering your own kids chances of getting and keeping this hyperactivity away for good.