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Friday, December 12, 2014

Food Intolerances

Effects of food additives can include
  • irritability, restlessness, difficulty falling asleep
  • mood swings, anxiety, depression, panic attacks
  • inattention, difficulty concentrating or debilitating fatigue
  • speech delay, learning difficulties
  • eczema, urticaria and other itchy skin rashes; angioedema or swelling of the lips etc often associated with rashes
  • reflux, colic, stomach aches, bloating, and other irritable bowel symptoms including constipation and/or diarrhoea, sneaky poos, sticky poos, bedwetting
  • headaches or migraines
  • frequent colds, flu, bronchitis, tonsillitis, sinusitis; stuffy or runny nose, constant throat clearing, cough or asthma
  • joint pain, arthritis, heart palpitations, racing heartbeat
  • and see more at the bottom of our home page.

Additives that commonly cause problems
Artificial colours (in sweets, drinks, takeaways, cereals and many processed foods)
  • 102 tartrazine, 104 quinoline yellow, 110 sunset yellow, 122 azorubine, 123 amaranth, 124 ponceau red, 127 erythrosine, 129 allura red, 132 indigotine,133 brilliant blue, 142 green S, 143 fast green FCF, 151 brilliant black, 155 chocolate brown
Natural colour
  • 160b annatto (in yoghurts, icecreams, popcorn etc, 160a is a safe alternative)
  • 200-203 sorbates (in margarine, dips, cakes, fruit products)
  • 210-213 benzoates (in juices, soft drinks, cordials, syrups, medications)
  • 220-228 sulphites (in dried fruit, fruit drinks, sausages, and many others)
  • 280-283 propionates including cultured whey/dextrose (in bread, crumpets, bakery products)
  • 249-252 nitrates, nitrites (in processed meats like ham)
Synthetic antioxidants (in margarines, vegetable oils, fried foods, snacks, biscuits etc)
  • 310-312 Gallates
  • 319-320 TBHQ, BHA, BHT (306-309 are safe alternatives)
Flavour enhancers (in tasty foods)
  • 621 MSG, hydrolysed vegetable protein, yeast extract
  • 627, 631, 635 disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate, ribonucleotides
  • Strong flavours in many foods and children's medicines (vanilla is safest)

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