For years, the sugar industry has had to fight negative publicity – and for good reason. Sugar and all its sweet goodness has been blamed for childhood hyperactivity, cavities, diabetes, obesity, and cancer, among other things. But fought back the industry did, and they were largely successful.
In the constant battle to stay healthy, many of us know that too much sugar in the blood can lead to diabetes and that by controlling our diets we can both prevent and even reverse the disease. But, could the same be said for cancer? According to researchers, sugar and cancer are indeed connected.
As it turns out, many northern states are actually statistically more populated with obese citizens. The previous error was due to survey lies.
BPA has been linked to numerous negative health effects in countless studies. The worst part? While the Food and Drug Administration considered banning the chemical in March of 2012, the ban was denied, and BPA continue to be ubiquitous. So what exactly does mean? It means the entire U.S. is still subjected to the chemical’s negative effects. Here are 7 nasty effects of BPA.
Known as an excitotoxin, MSG is thrown in everything from Ramen noodles to potato chips, all to “enhance” the flavors in these quasi-foods. But while MSG is said to improve taste, it has many—more sinister—effects. While many people know that MSG can sometimes be blamed for headaches and possibly even ADHD, others are unaware of its link to obesity.
Whether it’s real sugar or sugar in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, negative health effects will surely pop up with over-consumption. But some research does indeed pinpoint HFCS specifically for causing a concerning amount of damage. Two studies coming to these conclusions found evidence showing how HFCS promotes obesity and causes damage to the liver.
The vitamin D and weight loss connection has been found before, but even newer research is drawing a link. According to a new study, obese mothers are passing along extremely low levels of vitamin D to their unborn child. It is possible that vitamin D becomes trapped inside the fat tissue so that there is less available to circulate through the body.
Like oranges, tangerines are known for their immune-boosting vitamin C, but the benefits of these little citrus fruits go far beyond vitamin C. According to researchers with the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, tangerines can effectively protect against obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
We know our diet and activity levels have a significant impact on our health and even our lifespan. But as many of us spend more time sitting than we do sleeping or moving around, we need to realize that this activity is becoming a significant problem. It’s time to add ‘sitting’ to the list of harmful and even disease-causing activities.
It seems that Coca-Cola actually cares a great deal about your health, at least that’s what one of the company’s latest advertisements has to say. In case you missed it, Coca-Coca came out with an advertising campaign speaking of the nation’s status on health and obesity, and how the company is producing products to help fight the obesity epidemic. In other words Coca-Cola is positioning itself as a company who cares about your health. It doesn’t.