10 Shocking Ingredients In Your Food

10 Shocking Ingredients In Your Food

Here are 10 dangerous ingredients to look out for :

1.Sodium Nitrate:

Sodium Nitrate is an additive used as a preservative. It is found in deli meats, hot dogs, bacon, and other processed meats. Studies have linked sodium nitrate to heart disease, diabetes, cancer, neurological conditions, and gastrointestinal problems. If you eat meat, stick to lean fresh meats and limit or steer clear of meats containing sodium nitrate.

2. Azodicarbonamide:

Azodicarbonamide is an industrial chemical that is used to make rubber and synthetic leather. It makes things foamy, so somewhere along the way, someone thought it was a good idea to add it to bread to make it spongy! It is also used to whiten cereal flour. While the FDA claims that there is insufficient research to determine harm from exposure to this chemical in food, it has been banned in Europe and Australia. The World Health Organization and the CDC list respiratory issues, and skin and eye irritation warnings, and say not to ingest. Other sources associate ingesting this chemical with damaging hormones and immune function.

3. High fructose corn syrup:

Despite to corn industry’s aggressive campaign to convince us otherwise, high fructose corn syrup is NOT a natural food – it is highly processed. It is also not the same a natural sugar and it is not processed by the body in the same manner. Given that, coupled with the high quantities of high fructose corn syrup hidden in our food, it creates numerous health risks. High fructose corn syrup is linked to obesity, type II diabetes, high blood pressure, liver disease, and heart disease. Food manufacturers know consumers are looking for it on ingredient labels, so many now list it as fructose or fructose syrup. It’s the same dangerous ingredient, same high quantities, just a deceptive new name.

4. BHT (butyl hydroxytoluene)

Butyl hydroxytoluene (BHT) is a synthetic compound used as a preservative in foods and cosmetics. It slows the natural oxidation process, keeping foods and cosmetics from going bad. Interestingly, if you read the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) for this chemical, it clearly identifies it as a toxic substance. But it is in our food! Studies have linked BHT to cancer in animals. “They,” say that low doses are fine, whereas high doses are not, however, BHT is in a ton of food products, so how do you determine high vs. low doses? And is there a cumulative effect?

5. Enriched flour:

Essentially, enriched flour is flour that has been chemically and mechanically stripped of all its fiber and nutrients, and then has a small fraction of those nutrients artificially replaced. This leaves you with a product with virtually no nutritional value whatsoever. Due to the highly processed and depleted state, foods made with enriched flour are not processed in the same manner by your body. They immediately change into sugar and cause blood sugar and insulin spikes. This leads to numerous health risks, including increased risk for type 2 diabetes, damage to blood vessels, high blood pressure, and increased risk for certain cancers. You may be accustomed to the texture and taste of white bread and flour, but do your health a favor and switch it up to true whole grains.

6. Soybean oil:

The soybean has commonly been viewed as healthy food and is a popular replacement for animal protein. Unfortunately, soybean and soybean oil are also linked to many health conditions. One major problem is that the bean is commonly mass-produced with lots of carcinogenic pesticides and genetically modified. Soy and soybean oil are linked to inflammation, digestive issues, allergies, malabsorption of nutrients and protein. The oil is also partially hydrogenated, thus a trans-fat, which you know poses numerous health risks. If you choose soy, be sure to find non-GMO, organic soy.

7. MSG

MSG is a flavor enhancer that is added to many foods in the US. Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few decades, you have heard that MSG is bad for your health. It is linked to obesity, headaches, eye damage, nausea, and other health problems. There are conflicting studies about short and long-term effects of MSG, however, sensitivities are very common. With all the unknowns and the evidence toward health risks, you’re better of eliminating it from your diet.

8. Yellow #5 (tartrazine):

Yellow #5 is a food additive included in many foods to give it a yellow coloring. Studies have linked this additive to a number of health considerations. These include allergic reactions, hyperactivity, low sperm count, and cancer risks. Pay attention to this and other food coloring additives as many of them are linked to health concerns.

9. Propylene glycol alginate:

Propylene glycol is a commonly used additive to foods, also a primary ingredient to antifreeze. Research studies around this food additive have produced inconsistent findings related to health risks. Some studies have shown risks associated with neurological issues, kidney and liver disease, and respiratory and cardiovascular disease. Due to the conflicting studies, there is no conclusive evidence, however, is it really worth taking the risk while the researchers figure it out?

10. Polysorbate 60:

Polysorbate 60 is commonly used as a thickener in foods and cosmetics. While there is not a lot of information available on this chemical compound, its ingredients are linked to carcinogens and fertility issues.

The #1 Easiest Way To Avoid These Scary Ingredients:

The scary thing is that the above list is just a few of the numerous risky chemicals and compounds found in packaged foods.

The only way to get truly healthy is to avoid these harmful additives and know what you are putting into your (and your family’s) bodies.

One of the most effective ways to avoid these foods is to focus on whole foods.

Buy fresh fruits and vegetables, and unprocessed meats and fish if you are an omnivore. Adding green smoothies to your diet is also an amazing way to start eating lots of healthy, whole fruits and vegetables without worrying about the taste. Not only that, but the nutrients in green smoothies can help reverse any damage that has already been caused by these hidden chemicals. Smoothies are quick and easy to make, inexpensive, and portable. They are a great solution for healthy eating overall and on the go.

Watch my FREE presentation and learn how people all over the world are losing weight, dramatically improving their health, and feeling better than they ever thought possible using this simple information.

Smoothie Diet

What makes the Smoothie Diet so different?

The other day, I wrote to you about the Smoothie Diet, Coach Drew Sgoutas’ 21-day smoothie-based diet program.

I know this is all new to you, so I want to help you decide if this is the right program for you.

Here is just a tiny fragment of ways that The Smoothie Diet is different from other weight loss programs.

It’s No Miracle Diet

The Smoothie Diet is a sustainable, healthy eating plan that allows you to lose weight over 21 days, and gives you the option of either continuing on afterward or returning to all solid meals. This diet is not a fad or a trick. It’s easy to follow and anyone can do it.

It was MADE for busy people

If you’re busy, then you’re about to fall in love with a diet (yes, you read that correctly). As long as you can set aside about 20 minutes to make the smoothies in the morning, you’ll have all the time you need to make this diet work for you.

It’s easier than pie (and also kind of tastes like pie?)

All the recipes are super easy to follow and made with ingredients you can find in any grocery store. (And yes, they’re decadent and delicious!)

You don’t have to give up food

This isn’t JUST a smoothie diet. You drink 2 smoothies every day, but you still eat a whole healthy meal and snacks every day (samples are provided in the Smoothie Diet guide). If you need or want a break, you can add in a flex day every week and just eat regular foods (following the included Smoothie Diet guide). This flexibility makes it easy to manage, even if your schedule is unpredictable.

You get WAY MORE than just fat loss

In case losing 10, 20, 45, or 70lbs of stubborn fat isn’t enough for you, you also get all kinds of other incredible benefits from the Smoothie Diet. People who complete this program also experience:

  • Boosted energy (you won’t even need your coffee anymore  – though you can still drink it because coffee is wonderful)
  • No more “brain fog” so you can watch your productivity soar!
  • Healthy, dewy, glowing skin (Hello Instagram-worthy selfies!)
  • A permanent end to annoying belly bloat
  • Cozy, amazing deep sleep so you can launch into each new day, alert and happy

And most importantly, you can lose as much weight as you want!

I can’t tell you exactly how much weight you’ll lose on the Smoothie Diet, because it will depend on a lot of factors, but one of Drew’s clients (Amanda) used the Smoothie Diet after the birth of her second son and lost 70 lbs (she started with the 21-day plan and then kept going for a few months by following Drew’s tips). Another client, Dawn, lost 14 lbs in the 21 days. So, while there is no specific number, you can be sure you’ll lose weight and love the process.

Not bad for a 3-week commitment! Get started here.

To quote one of Coach Drew’s clients, “It’s hard for me to put a price on something that changes your health so much for the better.”

And while it’s true that it’s hard to put a price on something so wonderful, this program does have a price, and right now that price is $10 cheaper than usual!

What are you waiting for?

97% of WOMEN that do this to lose weight faster and live longer

I was recently having lunch with my friend Rachel. You would never know it looking at her now, but a few months ago Rachel used to be more than 40 lbs overweight.

Back then, losing weight seemed like it wasn’t possible, especially when she has 2 kids, a husband, a job, errands to run…She felt like she didn’t even have time for herself.

She had decided to just settle on the body she had, continuing to cover it up with baggy clothes and never being as confident as she really wanted to be.

Rachel had pretty much given up on EVER getting the body she wanted…

That’s when I introduced her to green smoothies and how perfect they are for busy women who feel like they don’t have time to lose weight. 

In fact, my good friend Drew who happens to be a Board Certified Health Coach and the one who got me hooked on green smoothies, recently wrote this great article about rapid weight loss just for busy women:

See how busy women are losing 3-8 lbs in 1 week

Turns out smoothies are the perfect weight loss secret weapon…especially for WOMEN!

No wonder why celebrities like The Housewives and The Kardashians swear by these “magical” green drinks to keep them slim all year round.  

So fast forward to today, and Rachel is literally glowing. 

She has dropped 34 pounds over the past 2 months and is bubbling with energy.

She even told me that she doesn’t wear as much makeup anymore because her skin is so much better now than it used to be. Not to mention she now fits into all those clothes she always wanted to wear!

And you know what?

Transformations like this are happening EVERY DAY to women just like you!

So that’s all for today. I love inspirational stories like Rachel’s and just wanted to share it with you. 

Here is the link to Drew’s article again that explains exactly why smoothies work so well AND so fast for weight loss, especially for busy women like you:

See how busy women are losing 3-8 lbs in 1 week

To Your Health,