The usual snacks that our children consume every day contain estrogen which we are not aware that our children are eating. Xenoestrogens are all the petroleum-based products.
You probably do not know that the snack products for children are full of many dangerous compounds like petroleum products and artificial colors that can cause cancer.
Gas and oil are other products that contain petroleum. Also, food dyes like Red 40 and Yellow 5 contain petroleum and they are highly dangerous to human health. FDA – the Federal Food and Drug Administration says that these products are not exceeding the safety limits.
The consequences of consuming these products are allergic reactions, cancer, and hyperactivity in children. The use of artificial colors is related to many health problems such as hypoglycemia, hives, chromosomal damage, ADD/ADHD, increased risky behavior, sleep problems, hyperactivity, mood changes, eczema, diabetes, asthma, obesity, hypersensitivity, headaches, ear infections and bed-wetting.
These artificial color pose a serious threat to the health and due to that they have been banned in Europe by the European Union and the British government.
Here are the top 5 snacks for children which contain petroleum products
The pop tarts were first made in 1964. These toaster pastries have a frosted strawberry flavor which contains sugar, dextrose, high fructose corn syrup and corn syrup and they are all a type of dangerous sugar.
They are full with TBHQ – extracted from petroleum and has a connection to butane, which is also a part hydrogenated soybean which can lead to cellular dysfunction and also has artificial colors that lead to cancer.
The fruit snacks made for children are produced in many different shapes and flavors of fruit. We all love their taste but when we discover that they contain high amounts of artificial color and additives, we may change our mind. The color Red 3 is the most used in food coloring or also called E127 or Erythrosine which is a type of petroleum product.
These are very popular chocolate candies in different colors and they soften inside your mouth but not in your hands… they are made of artificial color and when consumed they are very dangerous.
These are the added artificial colors: Blue #1 – which can cause malignant tumors; Blue #2 – is obtained from petroleum and it causes abnormal cell development, augment the tumors in the brain, and raises the hyperactivity in children; Yellow #5 and Yellow #6 – which increase the risk of cancer and Red # 40 – which causes damage to the DNA. Each of these added artificial colors is obtained from petroleum and they contribute to the development of cancer, hyperactivity and allergic reactions among other health conditions and problems.
Cheetos are cheesy and orange snacks. Cheetos have a color similar to cheese which is obtained from the artificial Yellow 6 and it is made from petroleum. The ‘cheese’ flavor is obtained from the ethyl methylphenidate and methyl benzoate.
Teddy bears have been first introduced in 1988 and they are produced with 5 different flavors. They are made in small sizes especially for the tiny fingers of children, but sadly they are full with the dangerous TBHQ.
This compound is very dangerous and it leads to collapse, delirium, ringing in the ear, vomiting, and nausea. This compound can also lead to damage in the umbilical cells and human lung, fragment DNA, and also lead to stomach cancer. TBHQ is also known for causing restlessness, anxiety and intensify the symptoms of ADHD.
Avoid this snack foods and choose a healthy alternative instead, for example, pre portioned bags of organic celery and carrots, organic fruit, and if you have some time you can prepare some granola bars with flax seeds and chia seeds. You can later freeze these bars, add some nuts or fruit and they are a very healthy and nutritious snack.