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Beware: These 10 Ingredients In Processed Foods Rob Your Body of Nutrients

by April McCarthy | TruthTheory.com

Unless you’re living on a farm in the middle of nowhere, chances are you consume at least some packaged foods. Food scientists around the world are always working hard (not smart) at finding the cheapest ingredients to extend shelf life. Unfortunately, their job is not to look out for your health. Many ingredients used to sweeten, preserve and emulsify foods also rob your body of critical nutrients. Here are the one’s to look out for.

“Even if you’re eating a well-balanced diet, you’re likely consuming some packaged foods, such as cereal, yogurt, and frozen vegetables, that are going to make you deficient in at least one micronutrient,” says certified nutritionist Mira Calton, who co-authored the book Rich Food, Poor Food with husband Jayson Calton, Ph.D. “The fact is, Americans are overfed, but under-nourished.”

Ridding your diet of the following toxins hem will help you retain more micronutrients with every bite.

1) PROCESSED SUGAR

Aliases: Agave nectar, brown sugar, cane crystals, cane sugar, caramel, crystalline fructose, dextrose, evaporated cane juice, fructose, fruit juice concentrate, glucose, honey, invert sugar, lactose, maltose, malt syrup, molasses, raw sugar, sucrose, syrup

Found in: Sodas, dessert items, candies, frozen fruits and vegetables with sauces or marinades, sauces, soups

Robs Your Body of: Vitamin C, calcium, magnesium

“Vitamin C and glucose use the same transporters to get into cells, so they compete with one another,” Calton says. Our body wants to absorb a limited amount of fructose, adds Paul Jaminet, Ph.D., co-author ofPerfect Health Diet, and “when we consume more than that, the intestine rejects it and feeds gut bacteria, leading to bacteria overgrowth.” This extra bacteria tends to steal nutrients and damage intestinal cells, he says, inhibiting absorption of calcium and magnesium.

Increased Health Risks Due to Nutrient Depletion: Weaker immune system and bones, poorer night’s sleep, compromised cellular and nerve function, chronic inflammation

2) DISTILLED WATER

Aliases: N/A

Found in: Juices, Carbonated Beverages

Robs Your Body of: Electrolytes, Micronutrients

Distillation will remove impurities found in water but will also remove the naturally occurring minerals. The WHO and others studied the use of distilled water and found that because it is stripped of all minerals it can cause electrolyte imbalances in your body. Your body will leach electrolytes from your tissues in order to add them to the mineral free water you are drinking. This is necessary so that your body can function normally and eliminate waste. If the water redistribution process in your body is not functioning properly, you may experience fatigue, weakness, headache, muscle cramps and an abnormal heart rate. The acidic nature of distilled water is also a significant health concern as the pH is not found in nature.

Increased Health Risks Due to Nutrient Depletion: Long-term use can cause mineral loss if not replaced by other foods which may increase your risk for osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, hypothyroidism, hypertension, coronary artery disease and premature aging.

3) HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP

Aliases: Corn sweetener, corn syrup, corn sugar

Found in: Packaged foods, cookies, cakes, breakfast cereals, soda, frozen veggies, yogurt, juices, condiments

Robs Your Body of: Chromium, magnesium, zinc

The average American consumed 131 calories of high-fructose corn syrup daily in 2011, the most recent year that the USDA has data for. “Biologically this sweetener has the same effects on your health as sugar, including the formation of sintestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO),” Jaminet says. This is a common condition found in most people suffering from IBS, according to a 2010 report published the World Journal of Gastroenterol. Unlike sugar, however, HFCS doesn’t trigger the “I’m full” hormone leptin in the brain, Calton adds, making it easier to overeat, which may lead to obesity.

Increased Health Risks Due to Nutrient Depletion: Impaired immune function, hair loss, lowered blood sugar regulation, elevated triglycerides, discomfort, bloating, diarrhea, obesity

4) SOY

Aliases: Dozen of aliases for soy are found in food products such as soy lecithin, asian cuisine flavoring, hydrolyzed plant protein, shoyu sauce, protein isolate, soybean oil, textured vegetable protein, vegetable broth, thickening agents and many others.

Found in: Hundreds of packaged foods, soy milk, meal replacements, nutrition supplements, sauces, baked goods, dressings, spices, soups, pastas.

Robs Your Body of: Iron, enzymes

Soy has become a major source of toxicity for human beings, especially in the last three decades. Not only is more than 99% of soy genetically modified, but sources labeled organic or non-GMO are often exposed to the same problems as conventional soy. If you consume processed foods, soy is almost impossible to avoid. With the exception of wheat, there are few foods that are causing as many health problems as soy in the food supply. Here are 12 reasons to avoid any kind of soy.

Increased Health Risks Due to Nutrient Depletion: Growth problems, cancer, infertility, thyroid hormone depletion, allergies, immunotoxicity.

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Coca-Cola Caught Paying ‘Health Leaders’ To Say Soda Is ‘Healthy’

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by Anthony Gucciardi | NaturalSociety.com

Would you like a healthy dose of high-fructose corn syrup with that organic salad? If you’re listening to one of the ‘health experts’ on the payroll of Coca-Cola, this suggestion could in fact be a reality. According to a new report, many health writers, bloggers, and spokespeople are being compensated in order to push toxic soda onto the public as a health drink.

The news comes as somewhat of a shock, only due to the severity of these claims. We’ve known for quite some time that many bloggers are, oftentimes quite obviously, paid off by mega food corporations to spit out propaganda into Google and other search engines in order to divert attention away from more negative stories. In fact, some companies are paying millions to ‘clean up’ their food image on the web.

After all, it’s disconcerting to see results regarding the deadly effects of high-fructose corn syrup (which has recently been renamed) when searching about information on Coca-Cola’s many effects on the body.

Released by the Associated Press, a new report has been made public regarding the deep relationship between beverage giant Coca-Cola and the numerous ‘health experts’ who recently suggested that drinking Coke could be part of a ‘healthy diet.’ Best of all, this was in celebration of American Heart Month in February. From the report:

“In February, several of the experts wrote online posts for American Heart Month, with each including a mini-can of Coke or soda as a snack idea. The pieces — which appeared on nutrition blogs and other sites including those of major newspapers — offer a window into the many ways food companies work behind the scenes to cast their products in a positive light, often with the help of third parties who are seen as trusted authorities.”

Pushes for the consumption of Coke in numerous ways from these ‘experts’ ranged from switching to ‘healthy mini cans of Coke’ to enjoying the full sized ‘refreshing beverage.’ Better yet, the AP story found that numerous other food corps like PepsiCo had even been paying other ‘health leaders’ and dietitians to recommend eating Frito-Lay and Tostito chips.

Certainly very healthful.

As always, it’s essential to remember the true nature of what makes your food ‘healthy.’ It’s not all about calories and macros, it’s about ingredients. When you’re consuming mercury-laden high-fructose corn syrup with your 30 grams of sugar in the average soda product, you’re damaging your body.

About Anthony Gucciardi:
Anthony GucciardiAnthony is the Founding Director of NaturalSociety, whose writings on the subject of health and wellness have reached tens of millions of readers worldwide. A proponent of an organic lifestyle, the growth of alternative news, and a dedication to aiding various non-profit organizations, NaturalSociety was Anthony’s next step in what he calls “highlighting what you won’t be hearing about on the major news networks.” Anthony has appeared on both grassroots and established platforms alike, including routine appearances on Drudge Report, Daily Mail, RT, The Blaze, Infowars, Michael Savage’s Savage Nation, Coast to Coast AM, and many others.