I’m not really grossed out by a lot of food things, but the chemicalization of many modern foods is one of them.
Today I have a headache for no apparent reason, so I tried to think: what have I done different recently? I couldn’t really think of anything. (If you don’t count ‘being mildly stressed about my thesis’ which is a very possible cause but also not particularly new.)
The only thing was that I ate a small piece of haddock that came with some other fish that I bought (budget tip: a fishmonger will probably sell you extra bits of filets for really cheap!), which is often dyed yellow to get that “smoked” look. (Thanks, google.)
Here’s some fun facts on the yellow dye most commonly used in food products:
Oh, look! It’s petroleum-based.
So maybe I am being a hypochondriac, or maybe this GAPs thing has made me more sensitive (which is actually a good thing because it means my body is healing), but I have to wonder if I’m sensitive to this food dye.
Does anybody have any experience with this kind of thing? Am I crazy? Maybe there is no link between my headache and this dye, but I certainly don’t plan on eating any petroleum with my next meal, thank you very much.