I am doing a new little section on the blog called NNAM’s Healthy Swaps. I did one of these graphics on Facebook the other day and the response was overwhelming and you all wanted me to do more, so here we are!
So, my swap today is all about food colouring.
What’s wrong with food colouring?
Well, it’s nasty. “Artificial food colours have been shown in repeated scientific studies to affect children’s behaviour and learning” Sue Dengate, Fed Up. They can cause hyperactivity and other symptoms, but there is also concern about long term cumulative effects. Read more here.
Try to avoid artificial colours as much as you can both in processed foods and in it’s basic form from the supermarket. Specifically, avoid the numbers 102, 104, 107, 110, 122, 123, 124, 127, 129, 132, 133, 142, 143, 151, 153, 155, 160b (Annatto), 173, 174, 175.
What do you use instead?
Want more additive free party ideas?