Week 2 - Part 2 - Artificial Food Colours...Say What!
Today we are covering the big wide world of artificial colours. We've all heard it, "don't give Billy red cordial, it makes him go crazy", right!? but WHY??
Artificial colours can be found in items you won't always suspect, like 102 (Tartrazine) in a sponge cake, or 129 (Allura Red) in some children's medicines. It's just plain awful!
To make it easier for you we have picked out some of the worst colours - the ones we recommend avoiding as much as possible. You should have also received in the mail our pocket card with a list of numbers we think you should be avoiding as much as possible. Try to have this with you at the supermarket, it really does come in handy.
Part 2: Food Colours… Say What!!
Duration: 30 mins
In this lesson we take a closer look at food colours and the toxic nature of these chemicals. You will learn how to avoid them, as well as read about some science facts that will make you want to avoid these harmful chemicals at all costs.
We are super excited to have the amazing Sue Dengate in our course today. She's one of Australia's leading advocates for additive and preservative free eating. It was a real honour to talk with this beautiful lady.
Unfortunately, Sue's petition she mentions in the video is no longer available however you can find the toothpaste she refers to on our website by clicking here.
Sue is the best selling author of the Fed Up series of books. She has also completed a round the world 'supermarket tour' to compare the use of food additives in 15 countries. Her groundbreaking study about the behavioural effects of a common bread preservative was published in a medical journal in 2002. Sue, helped by her husband Dr Howard Dengate, a food scientist, runs the Food Intolerance Network.
But, we want to remind you #dontstressit. There are some great natural alternatives to these synthetic colours. We sell an amazing brand called Hopper over on our website, but you can also make your own. Here is an amazing little clip that will show you just how easy it is to make your own.