For years and years, millions of people have loved those tasty little chocolate candies, M&M’s. What’s not to like? They are small bites of good tasting chocolate, they come in different, fun colors and they melt in your mouth, not in your hand. It turns out, however, that they do a lot more than that. Most of those additional things they do aren’t very good for you either. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has been very public about their thoughts on the little candies, and none of them are good. They have been linked to hyperactivity, migraine headaches, vomiting and worst of all, cancer. They are attributed to many other ailments as well but those are some of the worst. While the concerns that have been voiced are definitely something you should pay attention to, there are some that just don’t make a lot of sense. In their reports they say the candies can cause allergic reactions. Well, if a person is allergic to them or anything in them, they shouldn’t be eating them. Another thing they say is the dyes used in the candies cause hyperactivity. However, this could also be tied in with several ingredients like the sugar and chocolate. There is no question though that these things overall are just not good for you. If you have any doubts just keep on reading and you’ll find several things the CSPI claims are wrong with M&M’s.The red M&M”s were banned in 1976 over concerns about the dye that was used. They were brought back in 1983 despite suggestions to stop using it.
A Change.org petition has named the red ones “neurotoxic chemicals.” The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) also said something similar.
The CSPI has suggested that the packages have warning labels on them. There may not be enough room on the little packages to list all of the potential risks.
CSPI member, Dr. Jacobson, once said, “The evidence that these petrochemicals worsen some children’s behavior is convincing. I hope that the committee will advise the agency to both require warning notices and encourage companies voluntarily to switch to safer natural colorings.”
Take a look at the list: Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Chocolate, Skim Milk, Cocoa Butter, Lactose, Milkfat, Soy Lecithin, Salt, Artificial Flavor), Sugar, Cornstarch, Less Than 1% – Corn Syrup, Dextrin, Coloring (Includes Blue 1 Lake, Yellow 6, Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Red 40 Lake, Blue 2 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Blue 2), Gum Acacia.
This has been linked to behavioral and cerebral abnormalities. That’s certainly not good.
Yet the company is a supporter of the Susan G. Komen charity.
It can also have negative impacts on fertility and reproduction. It’s not looking good for the little guys.
Did you know that 93% of soy is genetically modified? That alone is a good reason to stay away from them.
Those that like the blue ones should know that they can produce malignant tumors. Remember when they were introduced as “special additions?” Now you know why.
The blue ones can also be the cause of hay fever, low blood pressure, and hives. They don’t look so good anymore do they?
You should avoid the blue ones if you are aspirin sensitive or have asthma. Who would have thought that before?
The red ones have been linked to damage in DNA. Criminals might just start downing them on a regular basis.
They have also been linked to swelling around the mouth. Can you even imagine this?
Red is also one of the colors that have been linked to hyperactivity in children. However, other ingredients, like the main one, could be attributed to this as well.
The red M&M’s have been linked to cancer. It’s not the only color to have this distinction though.
Have you ever gotten hives before after eating these little chocolate candies? If you haven’t you are lucky because it has happened enough times to cause concern.
The yellow M&M’s have also been linked to cancer. The dye in the coloring is obviously not good for the human body.
The dyes, especially in yellow, have been linked to allergic reactions. However, if a person is allergic to them, maybe they shouldn’t be eating them right?
The yellows have also been tied to diarrhea. Then again, so has eating many packages at once.
People that have eaten the yellow ones have been known to vomit from time to time. Could they have just eaten too many though?
The yellow dye can also be the cause of “nettle rash.” That alone should be good enough for you to put them down right now!
Yellow is one of the colors that have been linked to hyperactivity. Again though, so can a lot of the ingredients.
The yellow M&M’s have been linked to swelling of the skin. It’s unknown though if you’ll actually look like this.
Those people who have migraine headaches should cut out their favorite little chocolate snacks. They are bad enough as it is, they don’t need to be brought on by your favorite candy.
Red is the one that was banned but it seems that yellow has the most amount of negative potentials. It might be best to just avoid them.
The list of negative potentials is longer with the yellow ones than any other color. Cancer is a good enough reason to avoid them altogether.
Several colors have been linked to hyperactivity. However, yellow seems to be the more prevalent one.
The blues have also been linked to brain tumors in lab rats. That’s just flat out scary.
Blue is another one of the colors that have been linked to hyperactivity in children. Again though, that could be tied to any number of the ingredients.
One thing that blue is known for is other abnormal cell development in the body. They don’t look so appetizing anymore do they?
Did you know that? Any petroleum based product is obviously not good for consumption.
Those tasty little chocolate candies are made from a dietary fiber from the Acacia tree. In a second you’ll find out why that’s not good either.
It can cause gas, nausea, loose stool and bloating. It might be time for you to find a new favorite candy.