There are so many different kinds of foods and drinks. But not all of them are healthy and good for your body. We will give some information about 5 things you should never eat or drink:
Glucose obtained from corn is called corn syrup, similar to powdered sugar in glucose obtained from sugarcane. Conclusions from experiments conducted at Princeton University have been that rats which drank water with a mixture of corn syrup were gaining weight, while on the other hand rats which drank sugar and water solution did not gain weight, even though they were given the same amount of food. Along with gaining weight the rats even developed metabolic syndrome, an indication for obesity.
In case you have an inclination for soda, always go for corn syrup free options like Mexican Coke or Pepsi Throwback or natural sodas. Sparkling water with lemon or lime could be very refreshing too.
Splenda is a sucralose-based artificial sweetener derived from sugar. Various studies have shown that Splenda decreases the beneficial bacteria in our body, thus leading to weight gain and serious health issues.
On the other hand, the use of Stevia is beneficial because it is obtained from a dried leaf, or better still go without any sweetener. There are about 15 calories in a teaspoon of sugar, which is not really harmful if taken in moderate amount.
Trans fats are types of unsaturated fats which are hydrogenated and found mostly in processed foods like fast foods, chips and packaged baked goods to give these products a longer shelf life. As saturated fats like margarine, butter, and coconut oils are expensive, so food manufacturers use vegetable oils which are cheaper. They add hydrogen molecules to these cheap vegetable oils and use them as saturated fats. These fats get stored in our bodies.
Consumption of trans fats has shown to clog arteries and increase the risk of coronary heart disease, by raising the level of LDL [ bad cholesterol ] and lowering the level of HDL [ good cholesterol ]
Before consuming any processed foods, read the ingredients on the labels so we can be aware of the trans fats used.
WATER ENHANCERS / ENHANCED WATERS
Latest innovations in the beverage industry are water enhancers. Supermarkets are flooded with a large number of products which make water taste like juice by adding sweeteners and flavors to plain H2o. They are sweetened with sucralose and contain artificial coloring and preservatives. Can such products be thirst quenching and can they replace a glass of water? They claim to contain vitamins which are supposed to increase metabolism and give a healthy boost.
MiO Liquid Water Enhancer comes in Black Cherry and Berry Pomegranate flavors and are sold under the name ‘revive’ meaning fruit punch. Vitamin water’s energy is another drink has about 32 g of sugar and is a far cry from plain water.
Water is nature’s perfect drink, and plain clear water keeps you hydrated. It is the one and only beverage we need to stay alive. It will be wise to stay away from water enhancers and stick to drinking pure water.
Non-Dairy Creamers can scarcely be called ”cream” at all, as it is aptly a synthetic combination of chemicals, preservatives ,oils, and sugar. It contains corn syrup and partially hydrogenated oils i.e. trans fats and other synthetic ingredients. It is clearly indicated on Coffee-mate that the ingredients are corn syrup and trans fats which can cause mild acidity too.
Instead of using a non-diary creamer it is always better to pour half-and-half in your cup of coffee because it will be tastier and healthier too, at the same time. In the case of lactose intolerance, it is better to use coconut milk, soy milk or even almond milk instead of using a non-dairy creamer.
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