Synthetic Food Dyes
Monthly Newsletter – August ’23 Synthetic Food Dyes (And Their Risks To…
The majority of people fail at diets and there are many theories as to why. These include metabolic adaptation, lack of self-control, and portion control failure. However, the ultimate truth remains unclear, so any or all theories may apply…let’s explore that thought…portion control (and others) debunked.
The real truth is this…unless you feel satisfied after a meal, you will continue to eat until you are satisfied. With that thought in mind, your new fad diet is doomed to failure. Instead of starving yourself by eating less food, what if you just ate better food…and more of it? What if you ate more of those better foods that satiate you, but did no harm in the process? What if you could eat a diet that includes all-you-can-eat greens, lots of vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, and some whole grains, and is at least 90 percent plant-based? Could this be the real solution to obesity…worldwide? Could it be that easy to debunk portion control and other myths?
A lifestyle such as this could be a diet including at least one big salad (like a pound of raw greens) or a pound of cooked greens, or maybe a vegetable smoothie every day.
Try adding veggie-bean soup, a handful of nuts and seeds (it is advisable to watch your portion size here), and fruit at every meal, along with some whole grains, but no refined grains. Avoid junk food or oil, and impose a restriction on animal products. I don’t want to sound like I am over-simplifying this approach, but eating better foods that satiate you, rather than eating less food, is the key to feeling satisfied after a meal. By eating more of the right foods, you can achieve your goal without doing harm to your body.
I firmly believe that a healthy diet should consist of eating a pound of cooked or raw greens, a vegetable smoothie, veggie-bean soup, a handful of nuts and seeds, fruit, and some whole grains every day!
Most experts agree that dieting is ineffective and often leads to future weight gain, as evidenced by several studies. Instead of dieting, a healthier lifestyle should be adopted by focusing on nourishing the body with whole, nutritious foods. This approach may also lead to weight loss as a secondary benefit (and hopefully debunk portion control and other myths in the process).
A diet that is at least 90% plant-based, including all-you-can-eat greens, lots of vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, and some whole grains, with restrictions on animal products, refined grains, junk food, and oil, can help you achieve this. Eating a pound of raw greens, a vegetable smoothie, veggie-bean soup, a handful of nuts and seeds, fruit at every meal, or a pound of cooked greens, and some whole grains can be a good starting point.
Sound satisfying…interesting? Read on.
A healthy diet can consist of eating a pound of cooked or raw greens, or a vegetable smoothie, veggie-bean soup, a handful of nuts and seeds, fruit, and some whole grains every day.
Most experts agree that dieting is ineffective and often leads to future weight gain, as evidenced by several studies. Instead of dieting, a healthier lifestyle should be adopted by focusing on nourishing the body with whole, nutritious foods. This approach may also lead to weight loss as a secondary benefit.
I wrote about hydration and the benefits of properly hydrating yourself last month but I never mentioned Soda Pop! We all remember the old penny in the Cola trick from grade school. It cleans pennies, toilets, etc…
In fact, America’s favorite cola (under a different product name, but the same recipe) was originally invented as a headache remedy!
It works because America’s favorite cola has acid in it – phosphoric acid, to be precise. Most colas have a pH of 2.5-3.5.
The scale for pH is a way to determine how acidic something is. It goes from 0 to 14, and everything under 7 is acidic. This means that cola is quite acidic, and acidity causes inflammation. As I’ve mentioned in the past, (you know how I intentionally repeat myself) inflammation is the enemy of our body!
Inflammation causes a multitude of illnesses and ailments that can be avoided simply by exercising caution when we eat and drink.
We have enough to worry about with the foods we eat to be concerned with soda. The solution is simple… Just don’t drink it!
Besides the inflammation angle I am writing about now, television reports and documentaries keep popping up on a regular basis. They report that drinking two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of clot-based strokes, heart attacks, and early death in women over 50, according to a new study by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
There are simply too many risks associated with soda to continue drinking it!
Most sodas have a pH of 2.5-3.5 which ranks them just above battery acid and mild stomach acid. The very same soda that most of us willingly consume several times daily is strong enough to remove tarnish from copper, rust stains from concrete, and calcium from porcelain! Still thirsty?
Pure, safe drinking water is the cleanest and safest drink you can possibly consume… period!
As long as we are back on the subject of water, AGAIN…
Next time you find yourself experiencing a sudden craving, or hunger pang, drink a glass of water. One of the most effective ways to feel full without eating is to drink more throughout the day. Consuming water will fill your stomach and also keep you hydrated.
Dehydration may send signals to your brain that are similar to hunger signals. If you’re not well hydrated, you may feel hungry when you’re actually just thirsty.
Water is a slick tool to keep in your bag of tricks to resolve those annoying little food cravings like a charm!
Like anything else though, too much of a good thing (even water) can be harmful. Don’t overdo it! There is no such thing as a water diet!!!
Check out the newsletter next month for more on water:
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