Drinking Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and other sodas isn’t exactly healthy. These drinks are loaded with high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, caffeine, and no beneficial nutrients. (Not to mention all the sugar in soda will dissolve your tooth enamel and lead to dental disease). Now there’s a new reason why you may want to ban soda from your home – the artificial caramel coloring in soda might cause cancer.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a consumer advocacy group, filed a regulatory petition earlier this week, urging the FDA to ban the use of caramel coloring in colas and other foods. The group says the caramel coloring that major Coca-Cola, Pepsi and other soda companies use is contaminated with two carcinogens (cancer-causing chemicals).