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As good as it may taste, sugar is NOT your friend. It may “feel” like your friend when it comforts you (due to the beta-endorphin rush in your brain), but sugar is really your ENEMY.
Truth be told, regular consumption of sugary foods is one of the worst things that you can do for your health. Modern scientific research has shown us, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that sugar in your food (in all its myriad forms) is taking a devastating toll on your health. We’ll explore cancer and sugar further down, but let’s first take a look at the sugar consumption trends over the past 300 years:
(NaturalHealth365) When the first diet sodas appeared on the U.S. market back in the 1950s, for many people, it was love at first sight. The low-calorie, zero-sugar beverages quickly captured the hearts of millions. Diet sodas offered an escape from their sugar-loaded counterparts. Today, about 20% of the U.S. population consumes diet drinks daily.
(Humans Are Free) Companies in the food industry are experts of deception. They slap clever wording on their labels like “low fat,” “natural,” or “heart healthy” with the intention of making you believe their product is a healthy choice. But the sad truth is, many foods you find in the grocery store that are advertised as healthy are nothing of the sort.
This makes it exceptionally confusing and difficult for the average person to determine the difference between a true health food and a marketing gimmick.
To sort out fact from fiction, here are 10 popular “health foods” that are, in actuality, horrible for your health: →
(NaturalHealth365)In case you were looking for even more incentive to curb your sweet tooth, new researchshows that an artificial sweetener found in certain foods and beverages can impair your gut health and increase your risk for weight gain.
Ironic isn’t it – that the food industry’s “healthy” alternative to sugar could likely be one of the world’s most insidious obesity risk factors! →
(Natural News) Whether or not your New Year’s resolution is to lose weight, one thing is for sure, if you eat all the wrong “food stuff,” it may not matter how often or how hard you work out, because you could be in for a rude awakening. One third of all Americans are considered overweight or “fat,” and at least half of those people who “carry extra luggage” are also considered obese. At least one hundred million Americans are walking around (or just sitting on their couch or in bed all day) with rolls upon rolls of fat, or muffin tops, spare tires, thunder thighs, junk in the trunk, pot bellies, cankles (really fat ankles), and fast food and sweets are not all to blame. →
(Natural News Blog) Aspartame (the full name is aspartylphenylalanine) is a synthetic sweeter that is marketed as a low calorie product and is often used ostensibly in conjunction with diabetes management and weight loss. The controversial sugar substitute is sold as NutriSweet, Equal and Aminosweet and is an ingredient in thousands of food and beverage products worldwide. →
(NaturalHealth365) Just about everyone knows that sugary beverages not only destroy weight loss plans, but also trigger negative health effects. Unfortunately, as a replacement for sugar-laced beverages, too many people still turn to soda with artificial sweeteners – with the hope of cutting out “empty calories.” →
(NaturalHealth365) The numbers are truly staggering. In fact, worldwide, a fracture – due to osteoporosis – is estimated to occurevery 3 secondsand a vertebral fracture every 22 seconds!
Conventionally speaking, many doctors tend to say that osteoporosis is ‘largely genetic;’ yet, they admit that risk factors include smoking, obesity and lack of physical activity. This obvious contradiction in thinking shows us how confused Western medicine is about this condition.
Some foods can help your body become the healthiest and strongest it can be, and keep cancer and other diseases at bay. Multiple studies have shown that a variety of fresh, whole foods can make you feel at your best while giving your body the energy and building blocks it needs.
However, just as some foods protect us from diseases, others are the perfect recipe for disaster, wreaking havoc on your system — with cancer as a possible side-effect. With so much information out there, it’s often hard to know what’s safe and what’s not.
Many of us pay attention to food labels, but some foods are so commonly used and convenient — we often forget that they may house a host of toxic chemicals too.
Here are some cancer-causing foods that specialists revealed they would never eat:
You may think that staying slim and eating healthfully means NO sweets, but guess what? There are natural and delicious sweeteners that won’t wreck your diet, and are even GOOD for you! No arena of health and wellness is more debatable than what we should be eating. Looking back through time, the foods that constitute a healthy diet have changed so dramatically, you can literally mark the passage of time by the coming and going of dietary fads.