Nutrition - Summer B
Artificial food coloring
Over the past year I’ve been trying to avoid foods with lots of additives and eat a more natural diet. One of those additives that has really interested me has been artificial food coloring. I’ve thought about how unnecessary it is, but haven’t really thought about the ways they might actually affect my body. Just avoid these artificial ingredients I feel has improved the way I eat. Some of the websites I looked at have claims that may or may not be true, with some websites being more reliable than others. The first website I thought it was important to look at was the website for the Food and drug administration. This website would be considered a reliable site due to its .gov site. It does get updated regularly and gives some links to other sites. I felt the following link was the one that I used the most and answered some of my questions about food coloring: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm048960.pdf.
The next website I have come across a few times is 100 days of real food. http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2012/03/13/real-food-tips-7-reasons-i-hate-artificial-food-dyes/. This website wouldn’t be considered a reliable source. It does link to other websites but those websites are mostly unreliable also. The website also does update, but doesn’t update individual posts regularly. It does provide interesting information about how other countries have banned uses of certain artificial ingredients still used in the US and that certain artificial dye use requires warning labeled on products sold in Europe. The website made me take a look at another government website to verify some of this information.
The last website I looked at was http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/adhd/expert-answers/adhd/faq-20058203. I believe this is a reliable website because it is from a reputable institution. It gives the name and credentials of the author and it is a site...