Recent studies raise a question about brightly-colored foods that all of our kids love. Could foods like Jello and Lucky Charms be something that is contributing to behavior problems? One of the believed ADHD links is the food coloring in some of these foods. The belief about this is so strong that experts are calling on the FDA to ban foods that contain these food colorings.
The experts are calling for the FDA to ban foods because of the AHDH links or at least have a warning label on them. The FDA’s food advisory committee met to hear testimony from industry and consumer advocates on whether these food dyes could be causing hyperactivity in children or not. This committee will be the one that decides whether there should be warning labels on the food with these colorings or not.
According to one of the recent studies children noticed a reduction in symptoms of hyperactivity. Dr Lidy Pelsser of the ADHD Research Center in the Netherlands said “Food is the main cause of ADHD” and continued on to say “After the diet, they were just normal children with normal behavior. They were no longer more easily distracted, they were no more forgetful, there were no more temper-tantrums.” Do you believe this could be one of the big ADHA links?