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Know your colors: something else to be leery about in the food we eat.

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Your thanksgiving table might have been filled with turkey browns, collard greens, cheesy mac, & cranberry reds. Until the FDA figures out what exactly is going on with synthetic food dyes, they just need to ban them. The headlines show increased evidence of behavioral disorders with children who have ADHD. The Doctor Oz show talks about how enhanced colors increased consumer consumption and inspired synthetic alternatives at about the turn of the century. It is made with the same acetone you use on your fingernails. The same tar those roofers replaced. The same petroleum based coals found in the streets you speed down in a blind road rage to work in the morning. So what? You have probably eaten worse and did not even know it. The concern are the long term effects and the only way to learn of these things is to consume them on a long term basis. Other "food" allergies manifest themselves in the form of allergies, rashes, asthma, obesity and more. A solution is to become a label reader according to Dr. Mercola, the European Union has made a requirement to provide risk and labeling informaiton. Head to a local whole foods store, replace the macaroni and cheese your 2 yr old son craves for quinoa mac & cheese. Cereal is just as important, to name a few, there are those that are kid friendly and tasty. Ultimately, the best solution is to know your enemy.

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