Archive for October 2013

Aspartame

10.13 aspartame Final word about Aspartame… a ‘novel’ about discovery of aspartame, research bias, political games, greedy folk and the biochemistry of aspartame and its impacts on health varying from migraines to cancer and more.
Artificial Sweeteners — More Dangerous than You Ever Imagined
Aspartame is one of the first generation of artificial sweeteners and is 180 times as sweet as sugar. At the end of 2008, aspartame was found in over 6,000 products including: carbonated soft drinks, puddings and fillings, powdered soft drinks, frozen desserts, chewing gum, yogurt, confections, sweeteners, chewable vitamins……..

Smoothies getting out of hand

As with anything, moderation is the key. Excessive use of fruit juices and smoothies add extra sugar in the form of fructose into ones diet and thus increase the risk of many related illnesses. The Guardian interviewed Professor Popkin at the department of nutrition at the University of North Carolina and their article does a pretty good job at explaining the big picture.
Smoothies and fruit juices new health risk

To avoid excessive fruit sugars, keep smoothies and fruit juices to a minimum, increase vegetable intake and enjoy whole fruits. And what ever the representatives from Coca-Cola and Pepsi say in the article, the sweetness in ‘diet’ and ‘sugar-free’ drinks still comes from somewhere to make them palatable. The most common source is artificial sweeteners, which have been linked to depression, mood swings and even weight gain due to their tendency to slow down digestive process and increase appetite.

Your Amazing Liver

Liver truly is amazing, a real power engine in our bodies to keep us healthy. Well functioning liver detoxification pathways are also the key to a beautiful skin!
Your Amazing Liver