Every year, companies spend $10 billion on marketing food to children. They market the food through magazines, toys, clothing, radio commercials, TV, the internet and even through product placement in video games and movies. Usually all these foods contain artificial sweeteners and preservatives and are shaped like toys and animals in order to be more appealing for children.

Most of these foods are actually a junk food, and the chemicals contained in them affect your children’s overall health.

Red 40 and Yellow 5 are 2 of the commonly used food dyes consisted of petroleum. These are used in order to boost products like Fruit Loops, fruit roll-ups, Nutri-Grain cereal bars, Kool-Aid, Jell-O, Fruit Loops, etc. the bad news is that these dyes have been related with serious health problems like cancer, hyperactivity and allergic reactions.

Europe and UK banned red 40 and Yellow 5 colorings, but unfortunately American corporations and companies are still using them in the production. Manufacturers in America use even 15 million pound of 8 synthetic dyes in one year. Sadly, the FDA did not made an effort to remove these chemicals from our favorite products. In this article we will present you the top 5 popular children’s foods that contain petroleum in content:

Fruit Snacks

Red 3 has been banned for use in cosmetics due to its relation with thyroid tumors. Unfortunately, it is still used In the production of these fruit snacks.

Pop Tarts

The most popular flavor of Pop Tarts, Frosted Strawberry is full of high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, dextrose, sugar. All these have been linked to diabetes, sugar addiction and liver disease in children. Moreover, these foods contain petroleum based product TBHQ that causes loss of vision, tumors, cellular dysfunction, paralysis, convulsions, and liver enlargement.

Cheetos

Yellow 6 is presented in the artificial coloring of this snack. This chemical is derived from petroleum.

M&M’s

Beside choclate, these delicious candies contain harmful chemicals such as Yellow 5 and 6 which have been linked with cancer, Red 40 which can damage DNA, Blue 1 which can develop malignant tumors and Blue 2 which has been associated with tumors in the brain.

Teddy Grahams

These tiny bears contain TBHQ which is a harmful chemical that causes anxiety, damage to the human lungs and restlessness.

Avoid these children’s snacks in order to avoid ingesting these harmful chemicals and to prevent serious health problems. Instead, opt for colorful organic vegetables and fruits.

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Every year, companies spend $10 billion on marketing food to children. They market the food through magazines, toys, clothing, radio commercials, TV, the internet and even through product placement in video games and movies. Usually all these foods contain artificial sweeteners and preservatives and are shaped like toys and...