Easter Eggs That Won’t Kill You: Dye Them With Plants

Artificial colorings are used in a lot of processed foods, but somestudies have shownthat these seemingly harmless dyes may actually be responsible for allergies, ADHD and some cancers. Ever wonder why you break out in hives after you eat a particular food? Well, according to theFood and Drug Administration, one in 10,000 people is allergic to Yellow No.5, which is commonly used in soda and candy. And according to theCenter for Science in the Public Interest, artificial food dyes have been shown to damage DNA in mice. These are the same dyes we are using on our Easter eggs.

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