posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 09:46 AM
As a mom, I can totally testify to this.
The first time my child had Kraft Macaroni and cheese, within a couple of hours the behavior was out of control and the mood totally bi-polar. It
lasted for a day or so before tapering off. At the time, I din't know what was going on and I was totally freaked out. Called the doctor and
everything. Only after witnessing this same phenomenon several more times did I start to connect the dots.
Now my family eats mostly organic everything. No preservatives, food coloring or high fructose corn syrup at all if we can help it. Modern life makes
this practically impossible. Grocery shopping is a big pain in the a$$ and expen$ive too. I never ceased to be amazed that food that is natural or
unprocessed is more expensive than food that is completely fake and manufactured. I guess that is a conspiracy for an entirely different thread!
Of course, with kids you can never escape the evil McD's, what with all of the commercials and toys. When we do give in, we can see a difference in
behavior and mood then as well.
It is my understanding that many of the food additives that are approved for use in America by the FDA, are banned or prohibited in specific amounts
in Europe. One frightening thing to stay away from besides high fructose corn syrup is aspartame. Don't just take my word for it, look it up.