Does artificial color used in fruit drinks and beverages is bad?


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In the market, we can see a flood of juices based on artificial and chemical components. From the flavour in juice to the colour all are chemical based so it puts forward a great concern for the health of every person. In the last post on a similar topic 'Are flavoured artificial energy drinks good for health', I discussed many of these points. Artificial colours are commonly used in fruit drinks and other food and beverage products to enhance their appearance and make them more appealing to consumers. However, some studies have raised concerns about their safety and potential negative health effects. One concern with artificial colours is their link to hyperactivity in children. 

Some studies have suggested that certain artificial colours, particularly yellow 5, yellow 6, and red 40, may increase hyperactivity in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other behavioural problems. While the evidence is not conclusive, some countries have banned or restricted the use of these artificial colours in food and drinks. Another concern with artificial colours is their potential to cause cancer. 

Some artificial colours have been shown to have carcinogenic properties in animal studies, and there are concerns that they may have similar effects in humans. However, the evidence is not conclusive, and regulatory agencies such as the FDA have deemed most artificial colours safe for consumption at current levels. In addition to their potential health effects, some people may also have allergic reactions or sensitivities to artificial colours. 

Symptoms may include hives, itching, swelling, and respiratory problems. If you are concerned about the artificial colours in fruit drinks, you can opt for drinks that are free from artificial colours or make your own fruit drinks using fresh ingredients. Natural food colourings, such as beet juice, can also be used as an alternative to artificial colours. Reading ingredient labels carefully and doing your own research can help you make informed decisions about the food and drinks you consume.

In the end, it becomes our choice to drink beverages which are free of artificial colours or we opt for real drinks away from chemical colours and flavours. 

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