As a dad you probably bought many of the foods/snacks listed below for your kids or even yourself. A new study published on Dec 20 by the scientific journal, Nature Communications found that long term consumption of a food additive called “Red 40” or “Allura 40” may cause Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.
Here are some foods that contain Red 40
- Jelly Belly
- Mountain Dew
What is Crohn’s Disease?
Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that can affect any part of the digestive tract, from the mouth to the anus. It is a type of IBD that is characterized by inflammation in the digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, diarrhea, and malnutrition.
What is Ulcerative Colitis?
Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects the colon, or large intestine. It is characterized by the presence of ulcers, or sores, in the lining of the colon and rectum. The ulcers cause inflammation, swelling, and bleeding, and can lead to symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic condition that can be managed with medications and lifestyle changes, but it has no cure.
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