5 Junk Foods Disguised as ‘Healthy’

5 Junk Foods Disguised as ‘Healthy’

There are LOTS of deceiving foods out there! Advertising wants to make you believe that certain foods are healthy, BUT in reality they’re just junk food.       #1- DIET SODA, SPORTS DRINKS, AND FLAVORED BOTTLED WATER.   Those low calorie drinks or drinks starting with that evil word ‘diet’ are lying to you!  Even though the nutrition facts say zero calories or no sugar, your body doesn’t get the message.  Those artificial sweeteners are worse than sugar!  They are WAY sweeter than sugar which results in a higher blood glucose level.  Keep it up and Obesity and Type II Diabetes will become your friends.   Check out this episode on Katie Couric’s show where research shows sugar and artificial sweeteners are 8 times more addicting than cocaine!  Not convinced…. here’s another post sharing the differences between water vs. coke.   #2- CANNED FRUITS.    Canned fruit is packaged with a high-sugar syrup.  Even in the ‘light’ syrup, there is anywhere from 3 to 4 tsp of sugar added.  I’m also still skeptical that the fruit is even ‘real’ fruit.  I mean, have you tasted those nasty, squishy grapes and disgusting cherries?  No, thank you.  Skip the canned fruit and go with FRESH or FROZEN fruit every time!   #3- BOTTLED FRUIT AND VEGETABLE JUICE.   Just like canned fruit, there are lots of nutrients lost and sugar or salt added.   Also, the fiber, anti-oxidant, and vitamin content is not as plentiful as raw vegetables due to the refining, blending, and packaging processes involved.  Instead of store bought fruit and vegetable juices, try making smoothies with fresh fruit and vegetables.  Your mouth and stomach with...
You’ve Been Deceived By The ‘White Mustache’!

You’ve Been Deceived By The ‘White Mustache’!

Got Milk? Almost every celebrity, athlete, politician, musician, and public figure has displayed the ‘white mustache’.  After all, drinking milk only makes you healthy and strong, right? 10 reasons why you’ve been deceived!   1) Most milk goes through some type of processing or alteration such as homogenization or pasteurization.  These processes compromise the milk’s quality and interfere with calcium absorption.   2) When homogenized, milk becomes very powerful and efficient at bypassing normal digestive processes and delivering steroid and protein hormones to the human body (both your hormones and the cow’s natural hormones and the ones they may have been injected with to produce more milk).  Check out this link to learn more!   3) Humans are the only species to frequently continue drinking milk after infancy.   4) 60% of adults can’t digest milk.  The enzyme lactase which breaks down the main sugar in milk, lactose, usually stops being produced between the ages of two and five.  This leaves the undigested sugars to ferment in the colon creating very unpleasant symptoms such as gas, cramping, bloating, nausea, constipation and/or diarrhea.   5) Countries with the highest milk consumption are the countries with the highest levels of osteoporosis.   6) There are plenty of plant-based foods—including green leafy vegetables (like broccoli, kale and collards) and beans—that are excellent sources of calcium which the body is much better equipped to absorb.   7) Chronic constipation in children is related to milk consumption.   8) The most popular form of calcium found in milk, calcium carbonate, which is not even absorbed well.  Calcium citrate is the best absorbed supplemental form of calcium.   9) I lived in Hong Kong for 3...

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