The composition of food products often contains many names of dyes that were used in the manufacture of the product. People believe that dyes are not harmful to health. But not so long ago, a discovery was made that revealed a link between food coloring and attention deficit disorder in children, childhood hyperactivity. Foods usually do not indicate how a particular dye might affect a child’s development.
A committee of doctors, scientists and consumers voted to have this information on food packaging now so that parents can be aware of the child’s increasing risk of developing ADHD. Studies have shown that not every child is so susceptible to the effects of food dyes, and when eating foods containing them, a negative reaction may not occur. But there is also a risk group – children who are especially susceptible to this influence.
Studies have shown that when certain foods with dyes are excluded from the child’s diet, some behavioral problems disappear – restlessness, conflict, and the wakefulness and sleep patterns normalize. The conclusion was the decision that food colors are not direct causes of hyperactivity in children, but an unfavorable factor, with the influence of which the risk of its occurrence increases. Now, some product labels will alert you to potential risks.