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Harmful Effects of Artificial Food Colors

Artificial food colors make food look more appealing. Brightly colored foods attract the attention of consumers, especially children. You might not be aware of the risks and dangers of artificial food coloring on your health.

Do you know color additives are synthesized from petroleum byproducts? Artificial food dyes are also sourced from raw materials obtained from coal tar. Since they are cheaper and more stable under intense heat and light conditions, artificial colors have become widely popular in the food industry.

They may be used to standardize the color in products that may lose color during the production process. Food dyes make artificially flavored foods look more appealing. Artificial colors are often added to certain food products to intensify their natural color.

You might find Red #40 in foods that do not contain real fruit (cherries or strawberries) but use artificial fruit flavors.

Most common "colored" eatables with synthetic colors include:

candies
beverag…

The Mystery Called Kidney Stones Unlocked

About 12% of the world population is suffering from kidney stones. These are scary statistics, given the amount of risk kidney stones pose to renal function so much so that it makes you prone to end-stage renal failure. Not only this, you are more likely to suffer from diabetes, heart disease, and cardiovascular problems if your body makes kidney stones.

Your kidneys are hardworking little organs that excrete body waste and eliminate toxins. When these organs are not able to eliminate excess minerals (read oxalates/uric acid/phosphorus), they accumulate on its lining as crystals of stone.

A kidney stone develops from the buildup of excess minerals in the urine. It begins as a small crystal-like material that may develop into a big solid mass in the absence of timely intervention.

How does that happen?
Urine contains chemicals, which hinder the formation of these painful crystals. In some cases, small particles of crystals travel through the urinary tract and are easily passed out in …

Diabetes-friendly recipes

Diabetes-friendly recipes
Food for diabetics - what & what not to eat!No Sugar does not mean diabetes friendly! Do not believe every word that falls on your ears.