Is Your Child’s Diet Causing More Harm Than Good?

Your child is ingesting estrogen without realizing it from everyday snacks. Petroleum-based products are classified as xenoestrogens, even the refined varieties.

The snack foods that are marketed for children can have anything from artificial coloring to petroleum products… Yes, really! Petroleum is the same ingredient that is used to make oil and gas. Commonly used food dyes, such as Yellow 5, and Red 40 are made from petroleum and pose serious health problems. The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stated that ingestion is typically under the “concern threshold.”

Blue plastic bowl filled with multi-colored Skittles candy

Health problems connected to eating foods containing petroleum can include:

  • Hyperactivity in children
  • Cancer (in animal studies)
  • Allergic reactions

Artificial food coloring has been linked to:

  • Bed-wetting
  • Ear infections
  • Headaches
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Obesity
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Eczema
  • Mood swings
  • Hyperactivity
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Increased risky behavior
  • Chromosomal damage
  • Hives
  • Heightened risk of hypoglycemia.

Taking care of our kids takes planning, mindfulness, and a lot of hard work. If your child is exhibiting any of the above symptoms please take a close look at their diet. For help with behavioral issues and support with natural alternatives, contact the Center for Family Unity now!

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