YOU MIGHT WANT TO THINK TWICE ON PUTTING M&MS ON
YOU SHOPPING BASKET AFTER READING THIS
Chocolate has been a part of our lives. We love the smooth,
sweet and creamy taste we get from eating them. Because of
this, a lot of companies produce different kind of chocolates
that we can indulge in and enjoy. They come in different
flavors, sizes, shapes, packaging, and even color. But
are chocolates created equal when it comes to health issues?
Not all chocolates are healthy. Some have too much sugar, some
even have caffeine, and others contain excessive calories and
body fats. Aside from these, there are more health risks seen
by experts in some chocolate products like the famous M&Ms.
These colorful and fun chocolates are going through health
issues that most people are not aware of.
There were a lot of clamors and protests against the production
of M&Ms because of the different health risks it may bring
to the consumers. The issue on health risks of M&Ms date
back in 1976, when Red candies were removed from the production
because to consumers’ health concerns of suspected carcinogen
found in dye FD&C Red #2 in 1986 red candies were
reintroduced and Mars, inc. has continued to receive petitions
about removing the artificial colors.
These are the health problems we can get from the
ingredients of M&Ms:
Soy lecithin: 93% of soy used in M&M
chocolates is genetically modified. This can cause breast
cancer, has negative effects on fertility and reproduction, may
lead to behavioral and cerebral abnormalities.
Lake: If you can notice, there is a word
“Lake” included in the colors used for the artificial color
coatings of the M&Ms chocolate.
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