Artificial colors and sodium benzoate (preservatives) used to make foods look attractive and keep them safe for long periods have a very negative effect on children. The effects of chemicals and colors were found to be the highest for children aged eight to nine years old.
In a recent research, it has been revealed that these chemicals are not only responsible for hyperactivity (inactivity) in children but also make them careless and stubborn.
According to research, control of their dosage can be controlled by controlling them.
Researchers at the University of Southampton, UK, included 144 children aged 153 and 8-9 years of age in research. They were divided into two groups. Fruit juice was given to the children of a group, while children from other classes were given artificial drinks of colors. Artificial drinks were also divided into two classes:
- Mix A
- Mix B
The amount of color and preservatives in Mix A were doubled to Mix B During the trial, parents and teachers were asked to keep an eye on changes in the behavior of children. After six weeks of trials, it was found that the effect of Mix A’s three-year-old children was extremely unfavorable.
Mix B’s impact on children of this age group was not as fatal. The effects of mix A and B on children of eight to nine years were significantly more than the salmon. That is, the effects of chemicals and colors have had more impact on children of higher age. Psychologist Professor Jim Stevenson told that it is clear that the chemicals and colors used in preservatives in food items have a fatal effect on children.