Monday, May 28, 2012

Food Additives are linked to bad behavior in children

Wow, this link has great information! Sometimes I look at labels and don't know what to look for. Having this list really helps!

It would be almost impossible to cut everything on this list below out of our kitchens but we can cut down for sure by just knowing what to look out for. Researchers say; the less additives per day, the less behavioral problems.

Let me know your thoughts ... have you tried reducing additives & preservatives?

LINK to: Food Additives causing bad behavior in children!

Which Additives Do We Need To Look Out For?

Artificial Colors

(in sweets, drinks, takeaways, cereals and many processed foods) 
  • 102 tartrazine,
  • 104 quinoline yellow,
  • 107 yellow 2G,
  • 110 sunset yellow,
  • 122 azorubine,
  • 123 amaranth,
  • 124 ponceau red,
  • 127 erythrosine,
  • 128 red 2G,
  • 129 allura red,
  • 132 indigotine,
  • 133 brilliant blue,
  • 142 green S,
  • 151 brilliant black,
  • 155 chocolate brown Natural colour,
  • 160b annatto (in yoghurts, icecreams, popcorn etc, 160a is a safe alternative)


  • Preservatives200-203 sorbates (in margarine, dips, cakes, fruit products)
  • 210-213 benzoates (in juices, soft drinks, cordials, syrups, medications)
  • 220-228 sulphites (in dried fruit, fruit drinks, sausages, and many others)
  • 280-283 propionates (in bread, crumpets, bakery products)
  • 249-252 nitrates, nitrites (in processed meats like ham)
  • Synthetic antioxidants - in margarines, vegetable oils, fried foods, snacks, biscuits etc
  • 310-312 Gallates 319-320 TBHQ, BHA, BHT (306-309 are safe alternatives)
  • Flavour enhancers - in flavoured crackers, snacks, takeaways, instant noodles, soups 621 MSG 627, 631, 635 disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate, ribonucleotides

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