Your children are constantly taking estrogen and you are not aware of it, because they do it through their snacks. The petroleum-based products are considered to be xenoestrogens, the refined varieties as well.
The snacks that every kid likes can contain anything, from petroleum products to cancer causing artificial coloring, and much more. Petroleum is the ingredient that is used for the making of gas and oil as well. Most of the food dyes, mostly the Red 40 and Yellow 5 are made out of petroleum, which can cause many health issues. The FDA (Federal Food and Drug Administration) started to take these ingredients more seriously, and they said that the facts about them is concerning.
The health issues that may occur in children are cancer, allergic reactions and hyperactivity. The artificial food coloring was proven to be connected to ear infections, bed-wetting, obesity, hypersensitivity, headaches, mood swings, eczema, diabetes, asthma, sleep disturbances, hyperactivity, chromosomal damage, ADD/ADHD, risky behavior, hypoglycemia, hives and sleep disturbances.
These ingredients and substances are very toxic, the European Union and British government has even ended their use, and transport through Europe.
5 of the Most Popular Children Snacks that Can Cause Cancer, because they Contain Petroleum Products:
1. Fruit Snacks
The fruit snacks are found in various fruit flavors, and they are very tasty, and you will not be able to resist them, until you are aware that they are only made from food coloring and artificial sweeteners and additives. One of the most famous petroleum products used in these snacks is the, Red 3, or also known as Erythrosine or E127.
2. Pop Tarts
The pop tarts first came out in 1964, and the frosted Strawberry flavor contains sugar, dextrose, high fructose corn syrup and corn syrup. These ingredients are simply every harmful form of the sugar. Also the other ingredient that you should be concerned about is TBHQ, which is related to butane, and it comes from the petroleum. It is artificial colors that cause cancer and partially hydrogenated soybean oil which is causing cellular dysfunction.
We all know those cheesy, orange snacks. Yellow 6 is the color that is used to get that “cheese” color of the product, which is also derived from petroleum. And the cheese flavoring is made out of ethyl methylphenidate and methyl benzoate.
They are these small chocolate candies that are in many different colors, which are simply melting inside your mouth. The colors that are used for the candies are harmful and artificial. The colors that are used are, Blue 1, Blue 2, Yellow 5, Yellow 6 and Red 40. The blue 1 is producing malignant tumors. The blue 2 is causing hyperactivity and is petroleum based, also it is increasing the risk of brain tumor. Red 40 is damaging our DNA, while the yellow 6 can cause cancer. Yellow 5 and every other color is made out of petroleum, therefore causing cancer, hyperactivity, and allergic reactions.
5. Teddy Grams
The teddy grams were first introduced in 1988, and today we have them in many different shapes and flavors. These tiny bears are so interesting for young children and tasty as well, but in fact they are willed with TBHQ. It is a toxic ingredient which can cause ringing in the ear, vomiting, nausea, collapse and delirium. According to lab researches on rats, this ingredient is fragmenting our DNA, causing damage to the lungs and to the umbilical cells, and causes cancer. In young children it can easily increase the intensity of the ADHD symptoms, cause restlessness and anxiety as well.
You can give your child many healthier and tastier snacks than these. Organic celery and carrots, pre-portioned bags with veggies, organic fruits, and if you are short on time, make a batch of flax seeds, chia and granola bars. Then you can prepare them with nuts or fruits, and freeze them.