20. Foods with artificial colors
Brilliantly colored food looks appealing: bright red strawberries, lush green spinach, beautifully vivid oranges. However, when those colors are produced through artificial means, there are a few problems. Artificial colors have been banned in many countries around the world, but most artificial colors are 100% allowed in the US. This isn’t good, as they’ve been shown to cause certain kinds of cancer and tumors, increase allergic reactions, and even lead to hyperactivity in kids. For an additive that has absolutely no nutritional value, artificial colors do a lot of damage. Seek out foods that are colored naturally.