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  • 1. what is FOOD COLORING ??? Food coloring, or color additive, is any dye, chemicals or substance that imparts color when it is added to food or drink.They come in many forms consisting of liquids, powders, gels and pastes. food coloring is also used in a variety of non-food applications including cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, home craft projects etc.
  • 2. Companiesuseartificialcolorstomake theirfoodsmoreappealingtoconsumers. Because we think that color is a reliable indicator of the healthful quality of foods.
  • 3. Now-a-daysmostpeople eatconvenientprocessed foodinthesupermarket. Morethan3000additives canbefoundinprocessed foodslikeincookies, chocolates,chewing gums,energydrinks,soft drinks,fruits,vegetables, pulses,candies,cakesetc.
  • 4. There are loads of artificial colors in candy, which makes for a very bad combination especially for children. If you give kids a load of sugar and petrochemicals together in the same meal, their nervous systems go crazy.
  • 5. YOU COULD BUY diseases along with fruits…  Growers know about this color preference, so some of them in Florida for example - hijack that instinctual process by dipping some of their oranges in a cancer- causing red dye that makes the peel look more orange. The FDA has banned that dye from use in foods because it is a carcinogen.
  • 6. And they could be made up of….  Coal tar and petrochemicals are the sources of the artificial colors that go into our foods, and these artificial coloring ingredients are dangerous to our health.  food companies sell a product and generate profit, regardless of the health effects on consumers which have been worrisome.  Human body was not designed to eat petrochemicals!!!
  • 7. Diseased fruits
  • 8. even from insects… • one more interesting tidbit I'd like to share with you.You might be familiar with red color ingredient called carmine; it can be found in strawberry yoghurt and a variety of other products. Carmine is made up by grinding up beetles and straining them red. • Companies don't put this information on their labels.They merely list "carmine," and they leave it up to you to figure out what that means. Ninety-nine percent of people in this world have no idea what carmine really is, but now you do.
  • 9. some more…  Amyl acetate- used as arificial flavor. May cause nervous system depression, indigestion, chest pain, headache etc.  Benzoates- can trigger allergies, skin rashes and asthma as well as believed to cause brain damage.  Benzaldehyde- Almond flavored. Can cause central nervous system depression.  Benzyl acetate- May cause gastrointestinal, bronchial, skin and eye irritation.  Caramel-Very common. Can cause vitamin B6 deficiency and certain genetic disorders and even cancer.  Cinnamyl formate- Can affect kidneys.
  • 10. Now what to do??  Read ingredients. Look for artificial food ingredients such as yellow#2, red#5 etc and avoid them.  With a little checking around you will discover that all the cheap, low grade products in grocery tend to use artificial colors.  Another repeat offender in this are “sports drinks” with loaded petrochemicals.They have no nutritional value. One can use juices or just coconut water.  The confectionery industries rely heavily on these- cakes and icing. . If you really want to commit nutritional suicide, eat a lot of icing.  Avoid non seasonal fruits especially water melon, berries, oranges, apples etc
  • 11. A fAvor needed…  Now that when we are aware, come let’s together make a promise before leaving this room that we will take care of this in future.  I hope this would make a difference, although a little, yet a huge one! Eat healthy, stay healthy. Say goodbye to many diseases…
  • 12. Thank you For your patient listening…