Health And Wellness Report
Poisons In Our Foods : Medical Research
(ANI): Drinking sugared fizzy drinks could be even more harmful than previously thought, experts have warned.
The soft drinks don’t just pile on the pounds because of the calories in them – they alter the way your body burns fuel.
Your muscles grow to ‘prefer’ sugar to fat as a fuel, and thus losing weight becomes harder.
And worryingly this effect lasts long-term which can raise levels of blood glucose leading to diabetes.
This study proves our concerns over sugary drinks have been correct. Not only can regular sugar intake acutely change our body metabolism; in fact it seems that our muscles are able to sense the sugars and make our metabolism more inefficient, not only in the present but in the future as well, the Daily Mail quoted Dr Hans-Peter Kubis, of Bangor University, as saying.
This will lead a reduced ability to burn fat and to fat gain. Moreover, it will make it more difficult for our body to cope with rises in blood sugar, he noted.
The move to an inefficient metabolism was seen in male and female participants who were lightly active, and drinking soft drinks for just four weeks.
These factors show that regular use of sugar sweetened soft drinks drives alterations in muscles similar to those found in people with obesity problems and type 2 diabetes.
What is clear is our body adjusts to regular soft drink consumption and prepares itself for the future diet by changing muscle metabolism via altered gene activity – encouraging unhealthy adaptations similar to those seen in people with obesity problems and type 2 diabetes,Dr Kubis said.
This would relate to all kinds of soft drinks with a high sugar content, including fruit juices, he added. (ANI)
For those who want more information about Stevia which is a natural sweetener and how to choose the safest form I have collected this information along with some recipe sources on how to use Stevia, to replace processed sugars in your daily life..
Truvia And PureVia Are Not Stevia – Truvia “Natural” Ingredients
Uploaded by BryanMarcelLifestyle on Feb 6, 2012
Truvia and PureVia are marketed as healthy no calorie sweeteners that are made from stevia. But are the ingredients as wholesome and healthy as Truvia makes them out to be? Not really. Truvia is owned by Coca-Cola are distributed by Cargill. Truvia claims that it is stevia. Truvia is not stevia, it is rebiana A, a molecule of stevia. But even rebiana A is not the primary ingredient in Truvia. The majority of Stevia is erythritrol, a sweetener that is found in fruit, but in extremely small quantities. Truvia’s erythritol isn’t made from fruit as the box implies, it is made from GMO corn. The rebiana in TRuvia also isn’t made from a natural process “similar to making tea” as the box implies either. The Truvia patent (see the article on my website for the link to the patent) is a 42 step process that involves the use of acetone, ethanol and isopropyl alcohol. Hardly natural. The Truvia box also states that stevia is “native to South America”. Stevia is native to South America, but that isn’t where Truvia’s stevia rebiana A comes from. The rebiana in Truvia is grown in China from GMO stevia plants. Also, natural flavors are not natural. They are made in a laboratory.
Truvia and PureVia’s ingredients have never undergone long term testing. You are the lab rat on this one if you buy it. Check out my full article, “Truvia and PureVia are not stevia on BryanMarcel.com. Copy and paste the link below. http://www.bryanmarcel.com/truvia-and-purevia-are-not-stevia
How to Make Your Own Pure Stevia and Liquid Stevia
Uploaded by Halle Cottis on Oct 10, 2011
Here you will learn how to make your own pure stevia and liquid stevia. For information on how to grow stevia visit my website at http://wholelifestylenutrition.com
How to Make a Stevia Liquid Extract (Tincture- Alcohol based)
Uploaded by merddyn2002 on May 1, 2010
Stevia rebaudiana, commonly known as sweetleaf, sweet leaf, sugarleaf, or simply stevia, is widely grown for its sweet leaves. As a sweetener and sugar substitute, stevia’s taste has a slower onset and longer duration than that of sugar. ` wikipedia
Stevia is a natural sweetener with 0 calories that is unfermentable and does not provoke an insulin response for diabetics. It can be boiled or steeped in leaf form to sweeten teas, beverages and in cooking. Commercial liquid extracts are available (highly potent) through stores like GNC. Powdered single-serving packets can usually be found in supermarkets next to the Splenda or in the tea/powdered drink isle.
This video shows you how to make a tincture (liquid extract) out of stevia leaves (dried or fresh can be used) to preserve the sweeness of the stevia over time and for the convenience of having it in liquid form for cooking, baking and brewing. A follow-up video will show how to strain and reduce the tincture for greater potency.
Relevance to brewing: Stevia is a highly potent sweetener that is COMPLETELY UNFERMENTABLE, meaning you can safely add it to your finished brewing projects without risking fermentation kicking off again (causes bottle explosions and alcohol abuse/waste).
If you cannot grow your own stevia or buy a locally farmed source of the leaves then I highly suggest you use the Organic leaf or powder stevia from Mountain Rose Herbs as your supplier. They are organic and certified pesticide free and my preferred supplier. Purchases made using the link below will also go to contribute to projects for these videos.
Mountain Rose Herbs: http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/index.php?AID=084930
My website: http://Simplehomebrewing.com
Using the links above ensures a commission is paid to this project to help with future videos.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nor a medical professional of any kind. My views and practices should not be taken as medical advice, nor is it intended to be. You are responsible for your own health and your own actions, not me. Consult your medical professional before starting any treatment. If your medical professional is adverse to natural healing then that is easily resolved. Find another one.
- Drinking fizzy pop for a month ‘can lead to lifelong health problems’ (telegraph.co.uk)
- Fizzical harm: Drinking sugary drinks doesn’t just pile on the pounds – it changes your body so it’s harder to lose weight (engineeringevil.com)
- Drinking sugary drinks doesn’t just pile on the pounds – it changes your body so it’s more difficult to lose weight (dailymail.co.uk)
- Sugary drinks can Change Muscles in a Month! (whatthenaturopathsaid.com)
- Having seen the evidence, I don’t touch fizzy drinks any more. Frankly they’re evil, says leading biologist (prn.fm)
- Every part of your body wrecked by fizzy drinks (thesun.co.uk)
- Drinking sugar-sweetened soft drinks leads to fat gain (medicalxpress.com)
- Sugary drinks can change your muscles in just one month (completecoach.wordpress.com)
- Fizzy Drinks Negatively Impact Metabolism (pmiuk.wordpress.com)
- New Study: Soft Drink Consumption Leads to Flabby Muscles (fooducate.com)