There are many cancer-causing petroleum products (petroleum is the ingredient that is used to make up oil and gas) that can be found in the snack foods for children. Commonly used food dyes, such as Yellow 5, and Red 40 are made of petroleum and can be very harmful to the health. These toxic substances can cause hyperactivity, cancer (in animal studies), and allergic reactions.
Artificial food coloring is also associated with ear infections, headaches, hypersensitivity, obesity, asthma, diabetes, eczema, mood swings, hyperactivity, sleep disturbances, ADD/ADHD, chromosomal damage, and hives. That’s why the European Union has decided to end the use of dyes throughout the whole Europe.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE SNACK FOODS THAT CONTAIN PETROLEUM PRODUCTS!
· Pop Tarts
These toaster pastries are being manufactured ever since 1964. The Frosted Strawberry flavor has corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, and dextrose, which are forms of very harmful sugar. Pop Tarts also contains cancer-causing artificial colors.
· Fruit Snacks
Fruit snacks are full of artificial additives and colors. The most commonly used food color is Red 3 (also known as E127) which is a petroleum product.
· M & M’s Contain These Artificial Colors
Blue #2: This is a petroleum product that increases hyperactivity (in children) brain and tumors (in lab rats), and causes abnormal development of the cells.
Blue #1: Causes malignant tumors.
Red #40: Damages the DNA.
Yellow #6: Causes cancer.
The artificial color that creates the “cheese” color is made from Yellow 6, which is derived from petroleum. The Cheese flavor is made of methyl benzoate and ethyl methylphenidate.
· Teddy grams
Teddy grams are being manufactured ever since 1988 and are available in 5 different flavors. These tiny bears are full of TBHQ, which can cause nausea, vomiting, ringing in the ears, anxiety, restlessness, and intensify the symptoms of ADHD in children. Laboratory tests have also shown that TBHQ causes stomach cancer in lab rats