Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Harmful Energy drinks, soft drinks, and diet soft drinks....

Today's Post:  Tuesday, 2-18-2014

Many people drink energy drinks. 

Many people drink soft drinks.

And, those who drink diet soft drinks drink more of them thinking they are free of fattening effects.

All three kinds of drinks are quite literally are so harmful, they should pay YOU to drink them to compensate you for the damage!

1.  We’ve already posted that soft drinks with high fructose corn syrup are almost the perfect fattener. 

They add calories that do not make you less hungry.  Then you get rebound hunger later from your insulin slamming back the blood sugar spike drinking the soft drink gave you. 

The goal of good health and permanent fat loss is to eat in a way that you don’t get fat or sick or get excess hunger. 

Soft drinks are totally the reverse, they add calories and make you extra hungry – AND they help cause type 2 diabetes and it’s beginning to look like they cause heart disease and osteoporosis directly.

Even worse, the added sugars from soft drinks have recently been found to cause heart disease and deaths from heart disease even in people who are not yet fattened by them.

2.  It’s complex to unravel why; but somehow the people who drink diet soft drinks tend to be fat and become even fatter and get the same diseases research has found.  

Astonishingly, they do so about as effectively as regular soft drinks on a per drink basis.  But it’s even worse because people who drink diet soft drinks drink more of them per day thinking they are safe and non-fattening to drink.  Oops!

It’s hard to credit being more effective a fattener than regular soft drinks.  But drinking diet soft drinks has been shown to do so.

3.  Energy drinks are like non-carbonated soft drinks with extra caffeine.

Because they contain the same sweeteners or artificial sweeteners as soft drinks they too harm your health.

They may be a bit less fattening because the effects of the caffeine keep down how many energy drinks most people drink a bit.  But per drink they are about as fattening.

(The people who drink too many energy drinks have wound up in the hospital or worse.)

All three of these drinks tend to contain the same ingredients.

It’s already known they fatten you.

And the phosphoric acid in soft drinks and diet soft drinks leaches calcium and structural strength from your bones over time.  In people who hardly get any exercise or walking or strength training and eat badly besides this can easily result over time in osteoporosis when you get older.

The high fructose corn syrup contains mercury which is a nerve toxin because of the way about 30% of it is made

The health oriented Chiropractor, Dr Lew Connor,  I once went to sends periodic health information emails and sent this with other components in these drinks.

Virtually every one is harmful!!

These are in addition to the harms I already listed!

(I’ve added my comments in this form using parentheses.)

“Splenda /Sucralose is a chlorocarbon.

Chlorocarbons (include) tetrachloride, trichloroethylene and methylene chloride, all poisons.

Chlorine is a highly excitable atomic element employed in bleach, disinfectants and insecticides, World War I poison gas and hydrochloric acid.  (Free chlorine in large volume is a poison gas.  And they made phosgene by adding carbon monoxide to chlorine.)

(Sucralose has been found to kill off almost all of your gut bacteria which may have some medical benefit with some intestinal diseases. 

But since the beneficial bacteria it kills help you digest your food and keep your base level of inflammation down ingesting sucralose harms your nutrition and the boost in inflammation helps cause cancer and heart disease.)

Aspartame is a multi-potential carcinogen that increases the incidence of malignant tumors in rats.

 Ace-K (potassium) is a food additive used for sweetening. Ace-K produces tumors in rats in three months.

 Methylene chloride is used to produce Acesulfame K (Ace-K) and appears to be the cause of tumor production.

 Potassium benzoate damages an important area of DNA, the mitochondria, to the point that potassium benzoate inactivates this area of DNA.

(VERY scary stuff! 

Mitochondrial damage speeds aging, reduces your muscle speed, cuts down your overall feeling of energy, causes heart failure -- and, in the brain causes nerve cell damage and mental decline.)

Potassium benzoate is an artificial coloring agent.

Potassium phosphate is used as an additive in hundreds of processed foods. Potassium phosphate is linked to more rapid development of kidney disease.

(Kidney disease harms your heart and can kill if not treated and kills even if treated if it gets bad enough.)

 Also, other phosphate additives have been linked to increased risk of heart disease and the additives disrupt the body’s use of vitamin D.

 High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) causes insulin resistance, diabetes, hypertension and weight gain.

Potassium sorbate :

food and toxicology reports have labeled potassium sorbate a carcinogen showing positive mutations in the cells of mammals. Potassium sorbate is a preservative.”  

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