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FIVE “HEALTH FOODS”
THAT MAY BE MAKING YOU SICK!
Tere are many of us who are
dieting and trying to live a
healthy lifestyle
.
We exercise
and go out of our way to eat
the best foods we can
.
Most of
us already know that trans
-
fats, white sugar and white
four are not the best health
choices, especially if we want
to keep our weight down
.
Unfortunately some of the very
foods that we think are healthy
are ones that can cause a lot
of trouble for our bodies, and
even make us ill
.
Below is a list
of some surprisingly unhealthy
health foods
.
ARTIFICIAL
SWEETENERS
Many people who are dieting,
whether it is low calorie or
low carb diets, will opt for
beverages with artifcial
sweeteners instead of sugar
.
Admittedly sugar is certainly
a troublemaker and should
be avoided, but artifcial
sweeteners are actually worse
for you and could even be
dangerous to your health
.
All the artifcial sweeteners
are bad, but one of the
worst sweeteners for us
is NutraSweet
(
Equal,
aspartame
).
Tere are over
92 diferent health related
side efects associated with
aspartame consumption,
including brain tumors,
birth defects, diabetes,
emotional disorders and
epilepsy
/
seizures
.
Tere are
more adverse reactions to
NutraSweet reported to the
FDA than all other foods and
additives combined
.
A much better alternative to
chemically derived sweeteners
is stevia, which comes from
a plant
.
It has been used for
centuries with no know side
efects
.
It can be purchased in
most health food stores in the
United States
.
SPORTS
DRINKS
Although marketers would
have us believe that sports
drinks are what the body needs
when exercising heavily, the
truth is that sports drinks are
flled with sugar
(
sucrose,
glucose, and fructose
)
and salt
(
potassium and sodium
)
as
well as artifcial favorings and
colorings
.
Add a little salt to
Cool
-
Aid and you have about
the same thing
.
You would
be much better of drinking
spring water or diluted
freshly squeezed juices while
exercising
.
MOST ENERGY
AND SPORTS
BARS
Most sports and bars are also
flled with things that are not
the best for our bodies, and
are little better than candy
bars
.
Many of them contain
sugar or artifcial sweeteners,
chemicals, preservatives, and