Natural News 
Dec 17, 2010
Those Christmas-colored snack chips and store-bought cookies may look festive, but watch out: Eating them may cause side effects such as hyperactivity, especially in children. That’s because nearly all Christmas-colored foods achieve their colors through the use of artificial coloring chemicals, including Red #40.
These artificial coloring chemicals are derived from coal tars. They’re synthesized in chemical reactions in laboratories, then shipped to food manufacturers to be dripped into commercial food  recipes. Nearly all “guacamole ” products sold at the grocery stores — such as guacamole chips and dips — use artificial green coloring chemicals  in order to trick consumers into thinking they’re buying products made with real avocados.
Chemicals cause ADHD
The problem with all this is that scientific studies have linked artificial food coloring  chemicals to behavioral disorders in children  that can be diagnosed as ADHD (http://www.naturalnews.com/artifici… ). This means food coloring chemicals alter human brain  function. When combined with the other refined sugars and wheat ingredients typically used in holiday treats and sweets, artificial colors  can cause both children and adults to become hyperactive, moody and highly emotional. (Sounds just like Christmas  with the family, doesn’t it?)
If you really want peace on Earth this holiday season, avoid buying (or consuming) Christmas-colored snack chips, cookies, treats or other manufactured food items. They are almost all made with artificial red and green  food coloring chemicals.
And while you’re at it, remember to avoid Christmas meat  gifts because virtually all processed meat is made with sodium nitrite  to make it appear red (the sodium  nitrite acts sort of like a chemical color preservative and enhancer). What’s wrong with that? Sodium nitrite sharply increases the risk of colorectal cancer , pancreatic cancer, brain cancer and leukemia (http://naturalnews.com/sodium_nitri… ).
Please share this story with friends and family members so they can also avoid consuming coal  tar chemicals in their holiday foods this year.
Have a wonderful (and healthy) holiday season! And please avoid the Christmas-colored poisons in the food supply.