Food Coloring - Drink Secrets

Food Coloring



Using natural food coloring in most drinks and foods is becoming popular nowadays. This is because of the people awareness of the disadvantages of using the artificial food colorations. The artificial colorations are found to cause many types of diseases as well as body disorders that come in handy with the artificial food colorations.

Majority of the natural colorants are got from taking vegetables as well as fruits. They are not harmful to the body, and hence do not cause health problems brought about by artificial food colorings. Natural food colorings on the other hand, are known to have some health benefits.


Natural food colorings are known to be rich in bioflavinoids.They are pigments that are present in veggies or fruits. The bioflavonoids have nutrients that prevent the body from excessive bruising, hemorrhages as well as other blood problems. They are also of great importance to the body as they help in the maintenance of healthy blood vessels. It is also said to prevent heart diseases.


Vitamins C, which is a constituent of bioflavinoids, also assists in the immune system building. Research also states that vitamin C also works in the same way as Riboflavinoids.


Riboflavinoids also assist in preventing cancer. This is by the riboflavinoids getting rid of carcinogens, and they assist in getting rid of cancer cells.

Natural food coloring also contains polyphenols, a substance found in vegetables. These polyphenols contain antidioxidants which are used in fighting free radicals, which bring about cancer, ageing as well as heart diseases.

Food colorings made from home can be achieved by making juice from various fruits and vegetables and they are a good source of vitamins C, hence essential to the body.

Natural food colors available commercially include the India tree among others. Majority of people do not prefer not using these natural food colors as they may alter the food flavor.


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