Why Health Drinks Aren’t As Healthy As You Think
When you understand why health drinks aren’t all that healthy, even their convenient packaging won’t convince you to buy them.
As tasty as some of them are, sometimes you just gotta admit what you may not want to admit …
More than ever, the trend of healthy living is popular. The “suggestions” for improving your health are in all the print ads and commercials for the most basic of products we eat, drink, and even put on our skin.
What really takes the cake, however, is the push for “healthy drinks” which can now be bought even at the gas station.
They are everywhere.
But of course, you know that not everything labeled “healthy” or “good for your health” really is, and drinks are no exception.
Behold The Labels!
The best way to ensure that you’re consuming healthy stuff is by taking your time when you shop, and being choosy.
First and last, you need to read the labels. Then, if you see any of the following ingredients listed, PUT THEM DOWN, and walk away…really away.
This acid is the clear, colorless liquid that is usually used in detergents, fertilizers, food flavoring and various pharmaceuticals. It can lead to irritation of the skin as well as the eyes when ingested. The reactions to this substance are often mistaken for “allergies.” We’re allergic alright, but because it’s for fertilizer, not for our bodies!
- High Fructose Corn Syrup:
You’ve heard about this one. It is a (very) concentrated sugar, and the major cause of weight gain, especially for women.
Aside from leading to obesity, the high fructose corn syrup found in some “health drinks” can lead to abnormal blood sugar levels, dangerous for diabetics, but also disturbingly, lead to the onset of some chronic illnesses, including diabetes. And, children are not exempt.
MSG is commonly found in most flavor-based health drinks, such as sweet juices, colas, candy bars. This bad boy can create pH imbalances in the blood, leading to irritation and inflammation, setting the stage for sickness.
MSG is an excitotoxin, which means it over-excites your cells to the point of damage or death, which may lead to various degrees of brain damage, trigger or worsen learning disabilities, contribute to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and many other medical conditions.
- Processed vitamins:
Many people don’t know that all vitamins are not created equally; specifically, those that are liquefied, isolated and heated in processing, as they are for use in “health drinks.” Vitamins and minerals in this form have been proven to actually break down before the body can benefit from them at all…So don’t swallow the hype.
Ok, now you can go shopping…and if you get confused about some ingredient or have any questions, feel free to drop me a line by clicking on the “Get In Touch” form on the top navigation bar!
- How Corn Syrup Might Be Making Us Hungry – and Fat (blogs.scientificamerican.com)
- This is how the food industry makes Americans fat and hungry (thetruthseeker.co.uk)
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