5 Deadly Dyes Hiding in Your Food

September 4th, 2015
These 5 food dyes are slowly killing you. But that doesn’t stop the FDA from allowing them in your food. Find out which ones are the worst…and how to avoid them.

Did you know the FDA used to allow 80 different artificial dyes in food? Most of them came with a catch… Like red No. 2. That one caused cancer in mice. And the orange No. 1 in Halloween candy made children sick. Now these—and 71 others—are banned.

That means we’re down to seven. But how safe can they be if Big Food moguls—like General Mills—are removing them from their products?

Here are 5 dangerous dyes the FDA still allows in your food.

1. Yellow No. 5. This chemical is most famous for giving Mountain Dew its weird neon glow. You may also see it on candy and drink labels as “E102” or “FD&C Yellow 5.” It’s one of the most widely used artificial dyes. And not just in foods… You’ll find it in medications and cosmetics, too. All this exposure to it could be shortening your attention span.

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How to Activate Your Anti-Aging Gene

Feeling stressed out? It could be attacking your body’s levels of a little-know gene that keeps you looking and feeling young. Here’s how to stop it.

Chronic stress is a killer. It can make you three times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease (AD). And it can cause depression.1

But the consequences don’t end there…

The latest research shows chronic stress can steal healthy years from your life in ways you may not expect. It robs you of a little-known gene that helps keep your brain, muscles, and skin young.2 It also helps you avoid physical and mental decline.

This Is How Much Coffee You Should Drink Every Day

Drinking the right amount of coffee each day could be one of the easiest things you ever do to help keep your brain sharp as you get older.

There’s nothing like that morning cup of coffee. It makes getting out of bed a little easier. But it goes way beyond perking you up…

A new study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease reveals coffee is a great way to boost your brain function.1 And I don’t mean performing a little bit better on a memory test… I’m talking about a real protective effect.

Your Dinner is Making You Sad

Research shows your dinner is making you sad. Fight depression naturally by avoiding these foods.

No matter what part of the planet you call home, you aren’t immune to depression. Over 350 million people of all ages and backgrounds around the world suffer from this mental health condition.1

If you’ve ever dealt with it, you know how grim it can be. Your doctor is more than willing to help you… Fill a prescription for antidepressants, that is.

How to Gain Fat and Lose Weight at the Same Time

Can the right body fat help you get lean? It sounds crazy… But new research shows how you can turn disease-causing fat into this metabolism-boosting kind.

There are fats you want to avoid eating… Like brain-draining trans fats. Then there are good fats that improve your health… Like avocado oil. And the same goes for the fats on your body.

White adipose tissue (WAT) is the unhealthy kind. Your body stores it when you eat more calories than you burn. Too much can lead to heart disease, diabetes, and other conditions.1 But there’s another type of fat you want to gain more of. (Yes, you read that right.)

Fight Skin Cancer With These 5 Secret Remedies

Surgery and radiation aren’t the only ways to address skin cancer… Here are 5 secret ways to fight skin cancer without any pain.

You may think painful laser treatments are the best way to get rid of skin cancers. Or that dangerous radiation or chemo are the answers to melanoma. But there are harmless natural solutions hiding in places you’d least expect.

Here are five secret ways to fight skin cancer:

1) Apply This Weird Purple Fruit (yes…it’s a fruit)

Eggplants are potent, natural cancer-fighters. They have compounds in their skin called solasodine glycoalkaloids. In one study, it helped cure 78% of participants of basal cell carcinoma within one year.1

You’ll need to use a topical solution. That’s how to target the cancer cells directly. Eating eggplants isn’t enough. You can find creams online that contain 0.005% solasodine glycoalkaloids. Just like the solution from the study.

Misunderstood Vitamin Makes Your Spine Stronger

Getting more of this critical vitamin in your diet may be the easiest thing you can do to help protect your spine—and your independence—as you get older.

It’s a vitamin that protects your brain from the aftermath of strokeHelps you live longer… And prevents diabetes. Yet almost half of adults 50 and older aren’t getting enough.1 It could be a hidden cause of bone loss in the 54 million American with osteoporosis.2

Postmenopausal women with low levels are at greater risk of developing osteoporosis.3 That includes an increased chance of having weak vertebral bones.4 You want these bones to be as strong as possible… They protect your spinal cord.

Having weak vertebrae makes you more likely to suffer fractures and spinal cord injuries. Fractures aren’t just painful… They can cause you to shrink in height.5 Spinal cord injuries may lead to losses of skin sensation… Along with circulation, bladder, and bowel control.6

Sleep the Toxins Away to Save Your Brain

Learn the secret of sleep that helps your brain heal itself from toxins and stop one of the most serious degenerative brain diseases.

If there’s one thing most of us could use more of, it’s sleep. Many adults are lucky to get a full six hours of sleep each night.

And that could be doing you more harm than anyone ever realized…

A lack of sleep drastically erodes your overall health, even if you don’t “see” it happening. Not getting enough quality sleep leads to heart disease, obesity, rapid aging…and can destroy your brain.

The Real Reason You Still Crave Junk Food…

The urge to grab a candy bar when you’re stressed isn’t from a lack of willpower. There’s a two-faced hormone that could be leaving you no choice.

It’s been a long day. I deserve a cookie.

If you’ve ever thought that, you’re not alone. Even if you do your best to make healthy food choices most of the time… Everyone slips up.

But don’t blame yourself for not having enough self-control just yet… New research shows strong willpower may not be enough to stop your cravings for unhealthy snacks when you’re stressed.

5 Strange Signs You Need an Iron Boost Now

Iron deficiency can make you tired and pale. But that’s not all... Here are 5 more strange signs to look out for.

Iron deficiency anemia (IDA)—low iron in the blood—is common. About three million people have it in North America. It could lead to serious health problems… Like a compromised immune system and heart failure.1 The problem is, you may never see it coming… So it’s not surprising IDA winds up being the primary cause of almost 400,000 hospital visits a year.2

Deadly Drink Destroys Your Health by the Minute

Still drinking soda? It’s one of the hardest health-crushing habits to kick. But that’ll change once you discover what it does to your body in just one hour…

Last week, Health Watch readers discovered the new way diet soda is putting their health at risk. That doesn’t make regular soda any safer. In fact, British pharmacist Niraj Naik is speaking out to show the public how dangerous drinking it really is.1

The infographic he created reveals what drinking one can of Coca-Cola does to your body in just one hour… Minute by minute.