As an individual with ADHD, the writer of the original article was always on the lookout for the type of foods that may increase or worsen symptoms, as well as things that are likely unhealthy overall. Anya V has partnered with Living Traditionally to highlight 5 food items that may cause nasty health issues. From pop tarts and fruit snacks to M&Ms and Teddy Grahms, some of our most beloved snacks could be causing us kidney, blood and nervous system damage that you may or may not be able to detox from your system.
- Snacks that come in fruit flavors may sound healthy, but most are full of artificial colors and additives.
- The blue, red, and yellow dyes used in M&Ms are made from petroleum and may cause allergic reactions, hyperactivity, and cancer.
- Teddy Grahams contain a chemical called TBHQ that is believed by some to cause anxiety and restlessness in children and may exacerbate the symptoms of ADHD.
“The snack foods that are marketed for children can have anything from cancer causing artificial coloring to the unbelievable, petroleum products!”