Top 10 Most Dangerous Food Additives You Should AVOID
Yellow #5 and Yellow #6
Definition: These are in the top 3 most commonly used food colorings you’ll find in virtually every major food category in supermarkets. They’re easy to use and magically make foods look more appealing, so manufacturers are definitely happy.
As the consumer, you won’t be so happy when you’ll know that both colorings increase the risk of focus disorders such as ADD in children. Yellow #5 can also cause allergic reactions such as hives in a small percentage of the population, but almost nobody knows this.
Further animal studies confirmed that these food additives can increase the risks of intestinal and kidney tumors significantly. This information convinced some EU countries to ban the use of Yellow #5 and Yellow #6, but the FDA is still allowing manufacturers to use it freely in our country. Beware!
Found in: pudding, chips, cookies, cereal, bread mix, condiments