Top 5 Ingredients to Avoid In Order to Live a Better Life, Gain More Energy, and Develop the Clarity and Confidence You Need to Be Successful in Your Business and Personal Life.
1. High Fructose Corn Syrup
Made by converting corn into cornstarch and then adding enzymes to increase the sweetness of it.
1. High-fructose corn syrup has been linked directly to obesity, diabetes and metabolic dysfunction.
2. High-fructose corn syrup elevates triglycerides levels, which can lead to heart disease.
3. High-fructose corn syrup is simply empty calories with no nutritional value whatsoever.
4. The environmental footprint of high-fructose corn syrup is exceedingly large.
• Found in:
• condiments (like ketchup, mayo, etc.)
• cough syrups
• canned veggies and fruits
• ice cream
2. Trans Fats or Partially Hydrogenated Oils
• synthetically produced fat that the human body cannot digest.
• Used to increase shelf life
a. Raises risk of coronary heart disease by increasing the bad cholesterol levels (LDL)
b. stays solid at higher temperatures (b/c synthetic) so it can’t be processed at human body temperatures, which is fine with many reactions in the body, b/c that is where enzymes come in. But remember, we don’t have enzymes for synthetic molecules like trans fats.
c. contributes to obesity
• Crisco (the first trans fat produced commercially, in 1911)
• deep fried products from restaurants (KFC is the only chain restaurant that does not use it)
• highly processed foods that are expected to have a long shelf life
Many products still have .5 grams of trans fat per serving. This does not legally have to be labeled. Therefore, avoiding processed foods and foods that use plant oils that are supposed to be shelf stable for a long time
Used to make food last longer. Usually made from
chemicals and other non-food products. There are many natural alternatives. Especially eating fresh food!
sulfites (sulfur dioxide, sodium bisulfite, potassium hydrogen sulfite, etc.)
CONCERNS:?exacerbates ADD and ADHD symptoms’
affects nervous system
• packaged, processed foods
• a lot of things on the shelf in the grocery store.
• helps things last longer.
4. Artificial Sweeteners
• only 5 approved in US
• saccharin, aspartame, sucralose, neotame, and acesulfame potassium.
1. clear link to nervous system disorders, cancer, brain tumors
2. splenda-Safety concerns pertaining to sucralose revolve around the fact that it belongs to a class of chemicals called organochlorides, some types of which are toxic or carcinogenic.
• sugar-free anything
• little colorful packets
• salad dressings
5. Artificial Colors and Flavors
• Made in the laboratory out of chemicals
Aggravated ADD and ADHD
some have been linked inextricably to cancer
• FD&C # is the term to label any coloring not found in nature.
• Also called Lakes, or Dyes
• many colorful foods
• highly processed foods
• used to color florida oranges (delisted)