Here are the symptoms and which foods to avoid…
Food Warning to Men: I found this toxin in 70% of foods in the U.S. food supply
For the first time ever, I’m blowing the lid of this well kept secret…
…how 70% of all prepared foods are badly contaminated with a toxic chemical that radically increases cancer…heart disease…even erectile dysfunction…
You won’t find this ingredient listed on the label unless you know where to look and how to read the label…
It’s the most dangerous additive – and you should avoid ANY food that has it…
Symptoms from this common food toxin (often in 70% of foods)
I want to be very clear about something at the outset of this article…
Big Food’s job (you know the giant corporations that produce things like Oreos and Diet Coke) has nothing to do with feeding you.
I mean, they aren’t going to outright poison you in a way that will be noticeable because then no one would buy their stuff.
But they don’t care about your nutrition or health at all.
What they care about is profit margin… They want to make money.
And I can’t blame them. That’s their job.
But it’s also why they’ll try to hide the negative aspects of their products.
Especially if the products are popular and profitable.
It happens ALL the time.
That’s where diet soda (and other artificially sweetened drinks) come in.
Diet soda is touted as this great way to have ALL the flavor without any of the downsides.
And that’s a bunch of crap.
This stuff is not only TERRIBLE for you, but it can actually cause you to INCREASE your calorie intake – exactly the opposite of the advertised effect.
Artificial sweeteners are EVERYWHERE.
While I was talking about diet soda above, the first thing to note is that it’s not JUST diet soda that’s the problem.
There are tons of artificially sweetened drinks on the market – coffee, sports drinks, “health” drinks, and more.
You have to read the labels to know.
Many of them say zero calorie or low calorie on the label.
But some of them don’t call attention to the artificial sweeteners at all.
What you are primarily looking for on the label is NutraSweet (aspartame), Splenda (sucralose), and Sweet One (acesulfame potassium).
It’s a good idea to stay away from ALL three of these.
Note: Stevia is a “natural” artificial sweetener that’s gained a lot of popularity, but I’m not so sure about it either.
People consume MORE calories when they are using artificial sweeteners.
There are lots of problems with artificially sweetened drinks…
But one of the problems is that they actually can cause you to consume MORE calories than you would if you just drank water.
This study was done on kids and teens, but the results on adults should be exactly the same.
“U.S. children and teens who consumed low-calorie or zero-calorie sweetened beverages took in about 200 extra calories on a given day compared to those who drank water…”
Remember, these artificially sweetened beverages don’t actually have extra calories.
So they are CAUSING the people who are drinking them to consume extra calories from OTHER sources.
The problem with consuming an extra 200 calories a day…
If you’ve ever taken a look at my approach to losing weight, you’ll know that I’m not a big fan of counting calories.
But that doesn’t mean that calories don’t count.
And 200 extra calories a day can really add up.
“3,500 calories equals about 1 pound (0.45 kilogram) of fat.”
If you do the math, then drinking diet soda has the potential to have you eating enough EXTRA calories that you gain a pound every 17.5 days…
That’s about 21 pounds over the course of a year.
That can really ADD up. Think about five years of 21 extra pounds a year… That is over 100 pounds. Wow.
It might be a good idea to get rid of artificially sweetened beverages entirely!
What to drink instead…
So the question then is, what do you drink instead?
I recommend coffee with a little sugar and milk.
That brew has a ton of health benefits and is way better for you than artificial sweeteners.
Another option is those new fizzy waters.
Basically, they’re carbonated water (LaCroix is a popular brand) with a tiny bit of flavor.
Plain water also works well.
And I often recommend drinking orange juice.
The big thing is to ditch the artificial sweeteners.
They do WAY more harm than good.
Don’t let Big Food destroy your health. It’s not worth it.
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