Food additives can exacerbate atopic asthma in sensitive children. Here is a list of the worst offenders.
|Orange food colouring||Tartrazine
|E102||Soft drinks, sweets, jams, snack foods, packaged soups, tinned fish|
|Yellow food colouring||Sunset yellow||E110||Soft drinks, Baked goods, sweets, snack foods, ice-cream|
|Red food colouring||Carmine||E120||Meat, sausages, marinades, fruit drinks, jam, jelly, sauces, sweets|
|Preservatives||Sulphites||E220-228||Soft drinks, dried fruits, beef burgers, sausages|
|Benzoates||E210-219||Soft drinks especially orange, salad dressings, pickles, fruit based sauces, naturally found un cinnamon, cloves, cranberries, prunes|
|Flavour enhancer||Monosodium glutamate||E621||Ready meals, soups, sauces, meat products, dried pasta and noddle snacks, Chinese food|