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What Are the Dangers of Sorbitol?

Sorbitol is a naturally occurring substance in the body that is derived from fructose, and it is deadly to the cells within the body, according to Harvard grad Dr. Gabe Mirkin of Wellsphere.com. Sorbitol is also produced synthetically and used as an artificial sweetener. It has about half the sweetness of sucrose, according to the National Institutes of Health. Synthetic sorbitol is a type of polyhydric alcohol, also known as sugar alcohol, and is not as damaging as naturally occurring sorbitol. This is due to the fact that the body does not absorb sugar alcohols. That being said, there are several dangers associated with over-consumption of sorbitol as an artificial sweetener. Read More…

Wanna Get Fat?…5 of the Highest Calorie Drinks in the U.S.

My recent five page report on the negative health effects associated with drinking high-calorie beverages showed how drinking these types of beverages can lead to massive weight gain and a plethora of other diseases and conditions. Obesity is no joke in 2010; it’s a problem that affects nearly 1/3rd of the adult population in the United States. Simply by cutting out non-diet sodas, energy drinks and sugar-filled drinks, you can greatly reduce your daily caloric intake, and even lose weight in the long term. However, if you plan to lose weight this year, the five drinks below had better NOT be in your diet plan:
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The Health Effects of Consuming Empty Calories in Drinks: Part 5 of a Five Page Detailed Report

So far in the first four parts of this series on the health effects of consuming empty calories in drinks, we’ve discussed how obesity and empty calories relates, as well as how to determine your basal metabolic rate (BMR). In this final installment, I’d like to discuss the quantities of empty calories and other “bad stuff” that can be found in some of the most popular drinks today.
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Bottled Water May Not Be That Safe After All…

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Recent findings by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) claims that some bottled waters contained mixtures totaling 38 different pollutants, including fertilizer, bacteria, and even traces of Tylenol! The study consisted of 10 of the best-selling bottled water brands on the market, and it found that, on average, each brand of water tested contained traces of 8 different contaminants. Read More…

Beer the Next Miracle Drink?…Not Quite, but it Does Have Some Positive Health Effects

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OK, so beer is far from being some sort of miracle drink with countless positive health effects, but at least it does have some. We all know about the negative effects of alcoholism – liver disease, increased risk of cancer, not to mention drunk driving accidents and such. But many people have never heard about the positive effects of drinking beer in moderation. Read More…

Coffee Does More Than Just Stunt Your Growth and Put Hair On Your Chest!!

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Coffee is a tasty treat for millions of people around the world, and there’s plenty of people that will tell you that coffee is bad for you – but I’m here to tell you that coffee is good for…at least in moderation. So I’ve compiled a list of positive effects that coffee has on your body so that you can feel better about having your morning cup ‘o joe. Read More…

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